Bruce Evans, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Life Settlement Transactions From the Standpoint of the Investor"
In the Author's Words
The life settlement industry brokers the transfer of rights in life insurance policies
from policyholders to investors. In this article, we examine life settlement transactions
from the standpoint of the investor. We discuss the history and current state of life
settlement structure, regulation and taxation. Although recent tax and legal rulings
as well as industry challenges have reduced life settlement market activity, the benefits
of these transactions persist for market participants. Over time, we expect life settlement
activity- in one form or another- to reestablish growth as investors get resolution
on regulatory questions and taxation and as the life settlement industry attempts
to refurbish its tarnished reputation. This evolving situation may lead life insurers
to develop new alternatives of their own.
Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 32 .2014
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