• Filing Date: 2020-07-09
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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Life Settlements (Life Insurance Policies)
6 Months Ended
May 31, 2020
Investments, All Other Investments [Abstract]  
Life Settlements (Life Insurance Policies)
Life Settlements (Life Insurance Policies)

The Company accounts for policies it acquires using the fair value method in accordance with ASC 325-30-50 Investments-Other-Investment in Insurance Contracts. Under the fair value method, the Company recognizes the initial investment at the purchase price. For policies that were relinquished in satisfaction of premium finance loans at maturity, the initial investment is the loan carrying value. For policies purchased in the secondary or tertiary markets, the initial investment is the amount of cash outlay at the time of purchase. At each reporting period, the Company re-measures the investment at fair value in its entirety and recognizes changes in the Statements of Operations in the periods in which the changes occur.

At May 31, 2020 and November 30, 2019, the Company, through its subsidiaries, owns zero and two life insurance policies, also referred to as life settlements, with a fair value of $0 and $1.3 million, respectively and an aggregate death benefit of approximately $0 and $12.0 million, respectively.

On December 4, 2019 the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (the "Settlement Agreement") with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") and Wilmington Trust, N.A. as securities intermediary ("Wilmington Trust").

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, 31 life insurance policies with face totaling $163.5 million issued by Sun Life were canceled in exchange for a lump sum payment of $36.1 million. The settlement included two policies held by the Company outside of White Eagle with an aggregate face value of $12.0 million, 28 policies held by White Eagle with an aggregate face value of $141.5 million and one policy with a face value of $10.0 million in receivable for maturity for White Eagle. Of this amount, approximately $12.7 million was received by the Company, $13.4 million was paid to White Eagle and $10.0 million was paid to Wilmington Trust for the maturity receivable. With this settlement, the Company no longer owns any life insurance policies.

Of the $12.7 million received by the Company, approximately $2.0 million was allocated to the two policies that were owned by the Company outside of White Eagle, which resulted in a gain on disposal of approximately $743,000, with approximately $10.6 million allocated to other income as settlement of legal fees previously incurred.
The weighted average life expectancy calculated based on death benefit of insureds in the policies owned by the Company at November 30, 2019 was 11.4 years.

Remaining Life Expectancy (In Years)*
Number of Life Settlement Contracts
 
Fair Value
 
Face Value
0-1

 
$

 
$

1-2

 

 

2-3

 

 

3-4

 

 

4-5

 

 

Thereafter
2

 
1,297

 
12,000

Total
2

 
$
1,297

 
$
12,000