Life Settlement Index Recap - December 2011 Data

The December 2011, Amrita Life Settlement Index results were reported on Tuesday January 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST. The results showed the end of the year finishing with a sharp rise in life settlement demand over November 2011. The index posted a decisive gain of 7.1% from the previous month's 931.9 point level. The 66.6 point increase had the index ending the year at 998.5 points

While the number of cases received by life settlement providers increased in December, the number of offers made also rose. The increased supply of policies was met with increased demand, as the number of cases closed also climbed from the previous month's level.

Although some providers noted a pull back in buying activity, other buyers were able to step in to feed their increased appetites. Indications are that the life settlement market appears to be bullish in the near and medium term. Buying parameters and forward looking sentiment were indicative of increasing appetites for life insurance policies on the secondary market.