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    July 14, 2015

    Meet 2 Experts Calling for a Revamp of the Life Settlement Market

    The life settlement market won’t realize its potential until two things happen: (1) commissions on the transactions are much reduced, if not eliminated; and (2) reporting of closing prices and transactions costs of life insurance policy sales are available to the public. This is the view of Dr. Lauren Cohen, professor of finance at Harvard Business School; and Michael Freedman, president, GWG Life LLC., a life settlement investor and provider.

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    July 06, 2015

    A Case Study for Using Life Settlements

    The statistics are published everywhere: Thousands of baby boomers are retiring every day. And this "best insured generation of all time" also struggles with paying bills and managing retirement expenses. Life settlements seem like a logical option, but how should advisors introduce the concept to clients and what do the transactions look like? Are they a good deal or not? Many are clamoring for details.

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    June 30, 2015

    How To Make The Most Out Of A Hidden Asset

    If you or someone you care about is among the more than 43 million Americans over the age of 65, you may have access to a source of income you never knew existed—your life insurance policy.

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    June 22, 2015

    The New Face of Life Settlements

    At first blush, there was little to celebrate over the latest data on life settlement transactions. As reported in The Deal, the number of settlement transactions in 2014 tumbled 38 percent to 847 transactions representing $1.65 billion in face value

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    June 22, 2015

    GWG Life, LLC Obtains Georgia Provider License

    GWG Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWGH), ("GWG") a specialty finance company and leader in the life insurance secondary market, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GWG Life, LLC ("GWG Life") was granted a life settlement provider license by the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance, effective June 17, 2015.

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    June 17, 2015

    Understanding the Longevity Calculation

    We all know that Americans are living longer than in generations past and that this impacts retirement planning. An ongoing debate rages about how much money is needed for retirement, at what age we should start taking social security benefits, and when or if we should retire at all.

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    June 16, 2015

    Don't Get Confused: Life Settlement Transactions are Safe and Regulated

    From time to time, a misinformed person takes to his or her computer and publishes something about life settlements that confuses folks with false and misleading information. Unfortunately, in the era of digital media, one inaccurate article can live a long and destructive life on the Internet. When that happens, it’s important to call a timeout and set the record straight.

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    June 15, 2015

    Life Settlement Market Decreases In 2014

    The Deal today issued results from its annual survey of the life settlement market showing that transactions declined last year as the face value of life insurance policies sold reached $1.65 billion, a decrease from $2.57 billion the year before. The survey, compiled from information obtained through public records requests to state insurance departments, includes data from 34 life settlement providers, including nine who did not report any activity.

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