Life Settlement Trade Mission Agenda Released

Category LISA
Posted Date 01/13/2010
Publish By Marketwire
Publish Date 01/12/2010
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Marketwire, 12 January 2010

Orlando, FL

In anticipation of the first-ever cross continental life settlement trade mission, event coordinators have released a complete and detailed agenda for public access. The 2010 Life Settlement Trade Mission (February 23-26) is a mutual effort by the two leading trade groups for their respective continents: in North America, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) and in Europe, the European Life Settlement Association (ELSA). The stated objective of the Trade Mission is to establish "a new standard for accuracy of information and a realistic presentation of the challenges and opportunities in the life settlement marketplace."

"What we have done is to bring together some of the brightest minds to bear on a maturing market with exceptional long term possibilities," remarked Brian Casey, Trade Mission Committee Co-chair. The agenda for the 2010 Life Settlement Trade Mission offers a deep slate of faculty from European-based institutional investors to U.S.-based providers, tax and life expectancy experts among others. A brief glimpse of the agenda by city follows:

-- Tax Treatment of Life Settlement Investment: UK/Ireland/US treaties
-- The Unique Characteristics of London/Dublin Structures
-- Custom Building a Life Settlement Portfolio

-- Unique Characteristics Luxembourg's Favorable Tax Environment
-- Risk Factors and Mitigation Strategies: Carrier Solvency
-- The Life Settlement Transaction: An In-Depth Look at the Key Role Players

-- Attractive Structures for Pension Funds: Identifying Key Characteristics
-- Reaching Common Ground: Achieving a New Best Practices Model for European Investment
-- Perspectives on the Unique Zurich Financial Environment and the Futureof Life Settlements

In the New Year, many U.S. life settlement professionals are increasingly optimistic to see their European counterparts expressing a reinvigorated interest in investment. "There is a broad recognition that 2010 will bring new capital from across the pond. What we have done is put together the seminal event in anticipation of this renewed opening of capital," explained Doug Head, LISA Executive Director. "Make no mistake, new money will flow. The question is whether all parties will be prepared to efficiently move it into the market? The 2010 Trade Mission will present a clear and realistic landscape for new foreign capital involvement in the industry."

Industry experts agree that 2010 will bring fresh capital from new European sources. The 2010 Life Settlement Trade Mission opens in London, with a stop in Luxembourg and concludes in Zurich. Representatives from many of the likely sources will be on hand at each of the three stops. "If you are serious about building a strong European market in 2010, this event is where it begins," commented Will Menezes, LISA Business Manager. "The U.S. market is already seeking new channels of funding overseas. We simply want everyone reading off the same page. This event draws upon serious interested parties in the spirit of mutual cooperation."

About the 2010 Life Settlement Trade Mission

With little over one month left, event space is extremely limited. Interested Investors may register for free by January 29th. To register please visit the event website:

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are open! For more information please contact Shannon Fleshman, LISA Conference Services and Product Sales:  

About LISA

Established in 1994, the Life Insurance Settlement Association is the oldest and largest trade organization in the industry. Its goal is to promote the development, integrity, and reputation of the life settlement industry, and to promote a competitive market for the people it serves. LISA now represents over 130 members with a wide variety of interests in the industry. For more about the association, visit

About The European Life Settlement Association

ELSA, the European Life Settlement Association, was established in May 2009. ELSA sets standards for the European life settlement industry and promotes transparency by providing accurate, authoritative information to retail and institutional investors. Membership is open to capital providers, service providers and intermediaries in the life settlement market. ELSA's mission is to promote the development, integrity and reputation of the European life settlement industry and to encourage fair competition within the European market,

Doug Head
LISA Executive Director

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