BVZL Summit 2011 - International Secondary Markets for Life Insurance

Mar 04, 2011, 08:59 ET

MUNICH, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The German association for Secondary Markets for Life Insurance, BVZL, will host its 7th International Summit "Secondary Markets for Life Insurance" at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost in Munich/Germany on March 29th - 30th, 2011. This top conference event of the year will present industry leading speakers discussing the hot topics in the industry together with excellent networking opportunities and a very special social event on the evening of March 29th.

Come and take advantage of the largest specialist conference concerning "Secondary Markets for Life Insurance" in Europe. Hear about and discuss news, trends and market opportunities concerning Secondary Markets for Life Insurance with international industry experts coming from policy originators / providers, institutional investors, emission houses, distributors, investment / consulting companies, banks and insurance companies.

A series of excellent speakers - together with the conference chairmen Ingo Wichelhaus and Christian Seidl (BVZL, Executive Board) - will discuss the following topics:

    - Are TEPs finished or do investments in British secondary
      market policies make sense again?

    - German endowment policies - much better than their reputation!

    - Life Expectancy Best Practices - A significant step forward!

    - Transparent Life Settlement Industry for Investors: The
      Transparency Project!

    - Protecting your life settlement investments - what to expect
      from trade associations?

    - Insurance-linked assets - more than just life insurance risks!

Due to the resounding success of the event last year, there will be another US Special Day in addition to the BVZL Summit 2011. The US Special Day, will be held at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost as well on Wednesday, March 30th (9.00 am - 2.00 pm) and is an exclusive platform to discuss the latest and important developments on the US life settlement market.

The conference chairmen and the two moderators, Dr. Jochen Russ (ifa - institute for finance and actuary science) and Zohar Elhanani, (Legacy Benefits / Co-Head of the BVZL US section), will host top industry experts at the following panel discussions:

    - LE-Provider - Can we get better, if not best, LE-Practices?

    - Investor Roundtable: Lessons learned and future strategy!

The intention of these panel discussions is to learn more about the historical development, the current status and the future of the asset class of US life settlements, including the bad things, which happened, the progress that has been made since then on various aspects and the challenges still laying ahead of the industry. The panellists and the audience will discuss and work on specific ideas and measures in order to improve the public perception of this asset class and of the industry and to regain the trust and reawaken the appetite of especially German and European investors for US life settlement investments.

As a result of this US Special Day, BVZL would like to present a specific action plan, which was developed and approved by the participants and then should be implemented as quickly as possible.

    For detailed information about the BVZL Summit 2011 and about the US
    Special Day please contact:

    BVZL e. V.
    Member Services
    Blanka Stricevic
    phone: +49-89-242037-08
    facsimile: +49-89-242037-09

    or visit the official BVZL website:


Bundesverband Vermogensanlagen im Zweitmarkt fuer Lebensversicherungen (BVZL) e.v.