New Investment Opportunities for Hedge Funds
A recent New York Times article discusses how some investment banks are planning to securitize life settlement policies. The article explains that there is likely to be a strong demand for such securities. Much like the securitization of mortgages, life settlement securities would have different tranches which would have different risk profiles.
We have talked earlier about the definition of life settlements and about life settlement hedge funds. Over the past couple of months I have talked with a number of people involved in this aspect of the alternative investment industry and it seems to continue to be quite a lively little niche. I believe that if these investments are securitized, this new asset class will be attractive for some hedge fund managers – either as a central investment program or as a compliment to their current hedge fund investment program.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out and how the SEC and various states will react.
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