Life Settlements: Growing Unmet Need, Increasing Opportunity


Michael Warner
Conning, Inc.

Conning—Continued Indications of Capital Returning to Life Settlements Market

(Hartford, CT) September 29, 2014—Early indications of renewed interest in the life settlements market are focused on existing pools of policies, according to a new study by Conning.

“The life settlements market continues to show signs of recovery,” said Scott Hawkins, analyst at Conning. “Life settlement transactions increased in 2013 for the second year in a row, and indications are that 2014 will likely continue that trend. The all-important institutional investor interest is focused on the tertiary market of existing settled policies.”

The Conning study, “Life Settlements: Growing Unmet Need, Increasing Opportunity” provides Conning’s annual Life Settlements Market Review and Forecast, along with market guidance. The study analyzes the challenges of aligning interests in this market and building a diversified portfolio. This study is the eleventh such report on the market published by Conning. 

“While our long term forecast for life settlements over the next ten years is for growth in new settlements, that growth will not be sufficient to offset the decrease in in-force life settlements through claims,” said Steve Webersen, director of research at Conning. “The resulting reduction of the in-force market will intensify tertiary market competition. We will be watching for above-forecast indications of new market initiatives building volume through smaller face value and long term care policy settlements.”

Life Settlements: Growing Unmet Need, Increasing Opportunity” is available for purchase from Conning by calling (888) 707-1177 or by visiting the company’s web site at

About Conning

Conning ( is a leading investment management company for the global insurance industry, with almost $92 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014 through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited, and Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc. Conning’s unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management solutions and insurance research helps clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies. Founded in 1912, Conning is focused on the future, providing clients with innovative solutions, leveraging its global capabilities, investment experience, and proprietary research. Conning is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with additional offices in New York, London, Cologne, and Hong Kong.