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International Society of Life Settlement Professionals


Below are two books currently available on investing in the new life settlement asset class. ISLSP is bringing together industry experts to explore materials and topics for additional books needed to facilitate industry growth, excellence and to build investor confidence. To contribute your thoughts, ideas on publishing industry knowledge, start or participate in live discussions on ISLSP’s: Forum 24/7 Exchange


Title: Life Settlements and Longevity Structures: Pricing and Risk
Author: Aspinwall, Jim ; Chaplin, Geoff ; Venn, Mark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Recent turbulence in the financial markets has highlighted the need for diversified portfolios with lower correlations between the different investments. Life settlements meet this need, offering investors the prospect of high, stable returns, uncorrelated with the broader financial markets.

This book provides readers of all levels of experience with essential information on the process surrounding the acquisition and management of a portfolio of life settlements; the assessment, modeling and mitigation of the associated longevity, interest rate and credit risks; and practical approaches to financing and risk management structures. It begins with the history of life insurance and looks at how the need for new financing sources has led to the growth of the life settlements market in the United States.
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Title: Life Markets: Trading Mortality and Longevity Risk with Life
Life Settlements and Linked Securities
Author: Vishaal Bhuyan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

As the Baby Boomer population continues to age and the need for the securitization of life insurance policies increases, more financial institutions are looking towards longevity trading as a solution. Consequently, there is now a need for innovative financial products and strategies that have the ability to hedge longevity exposure for pension funds, reinsurance companies, and governments. These products and strategies are currently being developed with the use of life settlements. Here, author Vishaal Bhuyan provides a complete guide to this burgeoning sector. In Life Markets, Bhuyan and a team of expert contributors from leading firms offer an extensive look at how to trade life settlements.

» A practical guidance to the growing field of longevity finance
» Outlines innovative financial products that exist in this field
» A safe haven for investors seeking returns in troubled times
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