Unlocking Value- ESG Metrics and Life Settlements

Can ESG metrics be used to identify material risks and growth opportunities in the life settlements market?  The adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing continues to accelerate as more investors seek out investments that reflect their humanitarian, ethical, environmental, and social values. Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis […]

What do Investors Want from Alternative Investment?

Strategy, Ethical Investment

This “New Normal” world if filled with low yields and low growth. It is not surprising that increasing allocations to alternative investment is the new mainstream rather than unusual. Asset Managers take note, during the recent AIMA Australia Annual Forum, one message came across loud and clear, ‘What value are you delivering to your investors?’. […]

Traded Life Policy Investments

To combat the relative illiquidity of the life settlement market, some investors are searching for the holy grail of a centralised traded life policy platform. Lack of liquidity is one of the key disincentives for investors new to the market. With historical volatility in traditional investments, a limited liquidity market makes some institutional investors uneasy. […]

6 Reasons to Invest in Life Settlements

Reasons to invest in life settlements

There are plenty of reasons to invest in life settlements. This alternative investment has developed due to a unique necessity. In fact, it has caused a positive impact for both institutional investors and the insured individual. The prolonged low-interest-rate environment is forcing investors to embark on paths away from traditional assets as they seek a […]

Expanding Alternative Investment Thinking

Over our 10 years in operation, we have been committed to educating investors on this unique and low volatility asset, life settlements. Encouraging investors to expand their alternative investment thinking. Proceeding on this track, GI Asset Management is happy to announce that we are joining the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). With this relationship, we […]

Performance Cycle in a Life Settlements Portfolio

Gross Market Return

Understanding the life settlements performance cycle is the key to a successful investment campaign. From a manager’s perspective, this is also vital in managing client expectations. Although the asset has many non-traditional investment features it still does operates within a “cycle” of sorts. Like any asset class, life settlements provide certain potential excess return opportunities […]

The life settlement market is heating up

This article was originally published on Life Health Pro (http://www.lifehealthpro.com). Published on the 17th February 2017 ,  “The Life Settlements Market is Heating Up”  and written by Robin S. Weinberger and Peter N. Katz   A number of factors have reignited the life settlement market with both consumers and investors showing rising interest. The oldest […]

Conning Review: Seeking above average rate of return


The life settlements market size looks promising.  The latest Conning Inc. research, “Life Settlements, Secondary Annuities, and Structured Settlements: Rate Increases Squeeze Returns”, suggest plenty more opportunities still exist in the life settlements market. The alternative asset class continued to attract investors into the market in 2015 and heading into 2016. Why? Because the prolonged […]

Get to Know Your Fund Manager


Both the fund manager and the investor can find the secondary life insurance market an irate beast. We see this in the litter of negative headlines exposing illegal behaviour and incompetence of some managers. But as the industry grows and matures we see investors succeed and those fund managers prolonging their existence. A successful fund […]

Investing During Stock Market Instability

The current stock market instability, witnessed in China, has hit investor confidence hard. Further, some analysts are warning that the region should expect more volatility.[1] What happens if China and its surrounding neighbours remain the epicentre of the current stock market instability? One thing is certain, investors need to focus their asset allocation toward adding […]