Life Insurance Settlement Association Brings Together Institutional Investors to Discuss Opportunities in Life Settlements

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Life Insurance Settlement Association's (LISA) Fifth Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference, scheduled for next month in New York City, is attracting significant interest from institutional investors who are exploring opportunities in the life settlement market.

The event will take place on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton New York in the Battery Park neighborhood of New York City. Available hotel rooms for conference attendees are nearing sellout. For details and registration information, please go to

LISA's annual gathering for institutional investors is the largest event in the industry that brings together executives from pension funds, hedge funds, family offices, foundations and endowments to discuss the latest developments in the secondary and tertiary markets for life insurance. More than 40 percent of the registered attendees for this year's event are from institutional investing firms or financing entities.

"This year's institutional investor conference will include influential speakers from highly regarded investment banking firms, law firms, asset management firms, hedge funds and life settlement professionals," said Darwin Bayston, president and chief executive officer of LISA. "We'll discuss the outlook for the life settlement market, issues investors need to be aware of when considering entering into the life settlement market, and the opportunities and challenges in developing settlements as a funding solution."

Conference sessions will include the following:

  • Institutional Investor Panel: From the Desk of the Investor
  • Overview of the Size and Potential of the Life Settlement Market
  • How The Life Settlements Statutory Scheme Provides Investors Protection
  • Why the Tertiary Market is Key to a Successful Secondary Market
  • Maximizing Value and Measuring Performance

Conference speakers will include executives from companies such as Imperial Finance & Trading, RiverRock Group, Houlihan Lokey and BroadRiver Asset Management.

"Our Institutional Investor Conference will provide attendees with insights into the investing climate for life settlements and the growing acceptance of this asset class as an institutional investing strategy," said Bayston.

LISA's annual Institutional Investor Conference has become the hallmark event of the secondary market in life insurance for institutional investors. For more information about LISA's 2015 Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference, please go to

About the Life Insurance Settlement Association

The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) is the nation's oldest and largest organization representing participants in the life settlement Industry, with a current membership of more than 85 companies doing business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of LISA is to promote the development, integrity and reputation of the life settlement industry and to promote a competitive market for the people it serves. LISA's membership consists of brokers, providers, financing entities and service providers to the industry. For more information, visit

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Source:Life Insurance Settlement Association