BarCap revives life insurance

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Barclays Capital has attempted to revive the ailing life insurance securitisation market with a £250 million securitisation of part of UK insurer Aegon Scottish Equitable's life portfolio.

Completed on July 18, the privately placed value-in-force (VIF) deal is thought to be the first transaction to be completed in the market for some time. "The current market isn't really open for people to raise capital. This is a private placement, and at the moment I think it would be difficult for people to

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