Life Partners Under SEC Investigation Over Data, WSJ Reports

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Life Partners Holdings Inc., a Waco, Texas-based company which buys life insurance policies from their original owners, the Wall Street Journal, citing four people contacted by the regulator.

The SEC’s enforcement division is seeking to establish how Life Partners estimates the life expectancy of people it buys policies from, which has a crucial bearing on the purchase price, the newspaper said.

The investigators are checking allegations that the data used by Life Partners may be inaccurate, with many of the insured people living longer than the original estimate; that would throw doubt on Life Partners’ claims of returns of as much as 15 percent to investors, the Journal said.

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