Mike Durand

Life Settlements; An Alternative Asset Class

Life Settlements have quickly been gaining popularity as an alternative asset class, especially since the recent financial disasters on Wall Street, the “great recession of 2008”, government bailouts, and the recent stock market and mortgage meltdown. Without ties to the stock market, the Life Settlement market has already grown to […]

Will History Repeat Itself? Examining the Devastating Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Economic Indicators of 2013

The end of World War 1 brought a new era into the United States; an era of enthusiasm, optimism, and confidence. This was a time when the industrial revolution was in full swing and new inventions, such as radio and airplanes, made anything seem possible. Capitalism was the economic model […]

Life Settlements, An Alternative Asset Class

   After years of having worked in the financial service sector working with major brokerages, truth be told, I was never introduced to an alternative asset class know as Life Settlements. It’s an alternative asset class that has been around for many years, but primarily utilized by major banks, insurance companies […]


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