Market Makers in the Life Settlement Industry
A life settlement is a financial transaction in which a policy owner possessing an uneeded or unwanted life insurance policy sells the policy to a third party for more than the cash value offered by the life insurance company.

The purchaser becomes the new beneficiary of the policy at maturation and is responsible for all subsequent premium payments.

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Why Life Settlements are Important
Life settlements are an important development in that they have opened a secondary market for life insurance in which policy owners can access fair market value for their policies, rather than accepting the lower cash surrender value from the issuing life insurance company.

Generally speaking, life settlements are an option for high-net-worth policy owners age 65 or older. Independent estimates report that among this group, 20% of policies have a market value that exceeds the cash value offered by the carrier. And while many policy owners are unfamiliar with life settlements until a financial professional mentions the option to them, the concept has gained attention from high-profile proponents such as Warren Buffett, former U.S. Representative Bill Gradison, and numerous media sources including The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Business Week and The Economist. A growing number of experts now believe that informing clients about offering life settlements should fall under the fiduciary duty of a financial advisor.

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