Written by Craig Ansley and Julian Darby it explores the basic principles of life settlements investments. The research report also explores the benefits of investing in life settlements such as expected, returns and diversification capabilities. It also briefly explores the size of the market at the time and its regulatory background. The key examination helps the reader understand the most common methods of investing in the asset class and briefly examines the common risk factor, longevity risk. Thus allowing the reader to briefly examine the suitability of investment.
Abstract: “Life settlements is becoming an increasingly popular asset class, offering good returns that are largely unaffected by financial crises and market downturns like those of 2000 and 2008. What are they, what benefits can they offer as a new asset class for your portfolio, and what are the downside risks? We discuss these questions, and outline the features of different vehicles for life settlements investments.”1
 Russell Research, 2010, Life Settlements Investments, pp1
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