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Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Hedge Funds

Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Investment Strategy

Plunging dollar a saviour for Life Settlements

The Gold Coast-based Life Settlements Wholesale Fund, in which VFMC is an investor, was optimistic about its chances of outperformance over the coming months, as the Australian dollar fell back to what looked like a semi-permanent home around US65 cents. The Australian dollar position at near parity with the US for most of last year […]
Investment Strategy

Plunging dollar a saviour for Life Settlements

The Gold Coast-based Life Settlements Wholesale Fund, in which VFMC is an investor, was optimistic about its chances of outperformance over the coming months, as the Australian dollar fell back to what looked like a semi-permanent home around US65 cents. The Australian dollar position at near parity with the US for most of last year […]
Investment Strategy

Life settlements struggle with own success

The Queensland-based Life Settlements Wholesale Fund topped $1 billion under management during March, but its 1000 per cent growth in a year has put pressure on returns. Seed investment from seven Australian institutional clients, including Victorian Funds Management Corporation and four large super funds, has seen life settlements become one of the industry’s fastest growing […]
Investment Strategy

Life settlements struggle with own success

The Queensland-based Life Settlements Wholesale Fund topped $1 billion under management during March, but its 1000 per cent growth in a year has put pressure on returns. Seed investment from seven Australian institutional clients, including Victorian Funds Management Corporation and four large super funds, has seen life settlements become one of the industry’s fastest growing […]