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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Today, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), the leading and largest trade organization serving the life settlement industry, announced the final agenda for its 19th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference. This year's conference, "Life Settlements: The Next Ten Years of Unlimited Opportunities," will take place May 29th-31st at the Venetian Las Vegas.

"The lineup of speakers is absolutely outstanding and the topics are fundamental to the market," says Darwin Bayston, LISA's President and CEO. "This year's conference will exceed expectations in the depth and breadth of its content. LISA's life settlement conferences are the most comprehensive forum for industry dialogue and networking," said Bayston, noting that LISA's conference attendance has grown steadily over the past two years. "The topics, speakers and attendee participation will focus on the resurgent secondary market for life insurance, including presentations on increasing consumer awareness, policy submissions and attracting institutional capital to the secondary market," Bayston stated.

The conference will open with a key note presentation by Scott Burrows, an international public speaker with an incredible and inspirational message. He sees opportunities where others might only see road blocks.

Among the keynote topics that attendees will hear include the first public report on the extensive research conducted by the London Business School on the economic value of life settlements to consumers and the related investor returns. This research is based on the most comprehensive single-source dataset of over 9,000 policies.

Attendees will also engage with a panel of distinguished legislators who have been directly engaged on life settlement issues. They will discuss their past experiences and new legislative initiatives already underway in the states.

Also, attendees will hear from and interact with the two leading publications covering the secondary market for life insurance, National Underwriter and The Life Settlements Report.

Other highlights of the conference program include:

  • The Convergence of Life Settlements and Long-Term Care
  • Re-introducing Life Settlements to Producers, Financial Advisors, Estate Planners and Others
  • Social Media: Specific Takeaways That Will Get Results
  • Originating, Executing and Completing Life Settlement Transactions in a Changing Environment
  • Presentation from the University of Georgetown: Winners of the Life Settlement Moot Court Competition
  • Life Settlements Challenge of Raising Capital from the Perspective of a Pension Manager
  • Future Opportunities for European Investments in Life Settlements

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Sen. Ron Calderon, CA, Chairman, Senate Insurance Committee
  • Rep. Craig Eiland, Texas House of Representatives
  • Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, MA, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Financial Services
  • Rep. Robert Damron, State of Kentucky
  • Michael Crosby, Chief Operating Officer, The Deal
  • Bill Coffin, Group Editorial Director, Life & Health and Property & Casualty at Summit Business Media
  • Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance and Director, Hedge Fund Centre at the London Business School
  • Amy McIlwain, President, Financial Social Media
  • Alan Buerger, Chairman, Life Insurance Settlement Association
  • Michael D. Freedman, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Coventry
  • Simon Erritt, Managing Director, Coventry Capital
  • Andrew Plevin, Co-Ceo, BroadRiver Asset Management
  • Anna M. Bailey, Director of Life Settlements, River Rock Trust, LLC
  • Beat Hess, Founding Partner, AA-Partners Ltd
  • Brady Cobb, Partner, Cobb Eddy Mijares, PLLC
  • Nat Shapo, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Jon B. Mendelsohn, Partner, Ashar Group, LLC
  • John Welcom, Founder & CEO, Welcome Funds, Inc
  • M. Bryan Freeman, Chairman, Habersham Capital Markets, LLC
  • James W. Maxson, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
  • Phil Loy, Founder and President, AVS, LLC
  • Chris Orestis, CEO, Life Care Funding
  • Steven G. Sklaver, Partner, Susman Godfrey, LLP
  • Matthew Sheridan, Co-Founder, Circadian Capital

To register and learn more about the conference, visit our Upcoming Events page at http://spring.lisainstitute.org/.

For the latest news and insights on life settlements, follow us on Twitter @LISAgroup.

About LISA

Established in 1994, the Life Insurance Settlement Association is the oldest and largest trade organization in the life settlement market. Its goal is to advance the highest standards of conduct for market participants and to promote education and awareness to consumers, investors, and public officials. LISA represents more than 90 member firms including 2500 professionals from life settlement brokers, life settlement providers, institutional investors, life settlement servicers, and other service providers.

For more about the association, visit www.lisa.org.

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