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Case
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Reference no. 9-219-119
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2019
Version: 27 June 2019
Revision date: 07-Jan-2020
Length: 20 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

ClearLife's first product was a trading and analytics platform for participants in the US life settlement market, the secondary market for life insurance. ClearLife played a key role in facilitating transactions and devising a common language for expressing value and risk in this alternative asset class, and soon became the leading service provider in this market. After six years, ClearLife began to search for new business opportunities and identified the equity release market as particularly promising: ClearLife could leverage its experience in handling longevity-linked assets, and there were no strong competitors in sight. Nevertheless, this small enterprise faced the risk and challenges associated with allocating its limited resources to expanding the business. Students studying this case explore the factors underpinning the attempt of an InsurTech company trying to diversify.
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Other setting(s):
2007-2019

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Abstract

ClearLife's first product was a trading and analytics platform for participants in the US life settlement market, the secondary market for life insurance. ClearLife played a key role in facilitating transactions and devising a common language for expressing value and risk in this alternative asset class, and soon became the leading service provider in this market. After six years, ClearLife began to search for new business opportunities and identified the equity release market as particularly promising: ClearLife could leverage its experience in handling longevity-linked assets, and there were no strong competitors in sight. Nevertheless, this small enterprise faced the risk and challenges associated with allocating its limited resources to expanding the business. Students studying this case explore the factors underpinning the attempt of an InsurTech company trying to diversify.

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Location:
Size:
Small
Other setting(s):
2007-2019

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