SOURCE: Life Insurance Settlement Association

Life Insurance Settlement Association

January 07, 2011 08:06 ET

LISA to Host First Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - Recent buying activity affirms institutional investors' growing interest in making life settlements an important part of their investment portfolios.

To meet the increased demand of investors seeking to learn more about life settlements, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) will host its first conference on March 2 tailored to the needs of institutional investors. The conference will be held in New York at the Harvard Club.

"Life settlements provide a double benefit for institutional investors. They are uncorrelated to other assets and can provide attractive returns compared with fixed income alternative investments," Darwin Bayston, LISA's executive director explains.

"Investors really want to understand what this asset class is all about. As the voice of the life settlement industry, we are on a mission to present an informative, unbiased and valuable one day program." Experts will cover topics that will give institutional investors specific, technical knowledge that will facilitate their participation in the life settlement market. Among the areas to be covered are life expectancies, life settlement valuations and portfolio construction, optimizing cash flows from a life settlement portfolio and measuring a portfolio's performance.

The conference provides a perspective particularly suitable to long-term institutional investors. It will be particularly beneficial to public and private pension fund sponsors, endowment and foundation sponsors, private equity investors, hedge fund sponsors, mutual fund managers and wealth fund managers.

Institutional investors need to understand this maturing and viable asset class which is now regulated in 40 states offering potential investors greater transparency and full disclosure. Conning & Company estimates that there was approximately $35 billion in life settlement face value in force at year-end 2009. And, the firm continues, the market has the potential to grow to roughly $100 billion over the next decade.

Qualified institutional investors will receive one complimentary registration to attend this inaugural conference.

LISA's mission is to promote the development, integrity and reputation of the life settlement industry and to promote a competitive market for the people it serves.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    On LISA
    Darwin Bayston
    Executive Director
    (407) 894-3797

    On Conference Registration or Press Credentials
    Events Department
    (407) 894-3797