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Life Insurance Settlement Association Unveils Agenda for 2016 Life Settlement Conference, Set for May 15-17 in Chicago

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) today announced the schedule and featured speakers for its 22nd Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2016, at the Hilton Palmer House in Chicago.

“The theme of this year’s Spring Conference is ‘Powering Growth’ and the program will focus on the improved market conditions that have led to steady growth in the life settlement industry over the last couple years,” said Darwin M. Bayston, CFA, President and CEO of LISA. “We’ll also take a close look at some emerging trends that we believe will power continued growth in the future.”

The conference will bring together a wide range of industry participants – including life settlement brokers, providers, service providers and institutional investing professionals – to discuss marketplace developments, regulatory and legislative updates, best practices when working with consumers and new business opportunities.

Colin Devine, Principal of C. Devine & Associates and a veteran life insurance industry analyst, will deliver the opening keynote address, “The Future of the Life Settlement Market.” Additional keynote speakers include: Paul Green, Director of the Institute for Politics at Roosevelt University in Chicago, who will provide a geopolitical forecast; and S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who will share some of his latest research on estimating life expectancy.

Other conference session topics include:

  • The latest underwriting and life expectancy trends
  • Economic forecasts and how they will affect the life settlement industry and consumers
  • Fiduciary standards for advisors and analysis of the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary Rule
  • The newest information on Cost of Insurance (COI) increases
  • In-depth coverage of investor issues

“In addition to the educational content, LISA conferences have long been known for professional networking and this year’s Spring Conference will deliver plenty of those opportunities as well,” said Bayston.

Discounted conference rates are available for anyone who registers by Wednesday, April 20th. For more information or to register now, please go to

A life settlement is the sale of a person’s life insurance policy to a third-party investor. In a life settlement, the policy’s owner transfers the ownership of that policy in exchange for an immediate cash payment from the buyer. Candidates for life settlements are typically 65 or older, with a life insurance policy that has a “face value” (death benefit) of more than $100,000.

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 90 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, to advance the highest standards of practice and professional development for the industry, and to educate consumers and advisors about a life settlement as an alternative to lapse or surrender of a life insurance policy. For more information, visit

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