Trustees are a vital component of reinsurance, and choosing the right one can be the difference between a smooth experience and a sticky one. The true cost of a trust is defined by more than the dollars, and the time you spend as a grantor or a beneficiary of a reinsurance trust must also be considered. Some trustees understand the nature of the reinsurance trust business better than others.
Having a trustee or a bank hold title has become common in most asset classes. This change presents an opportunity for trustees and banks still willing to hold title.Structures have moved back to trustees taking title to the assets, particularly in mortgages, student loans, consumer loans, and in limited cases, auto loans. There has been a rapid expansion into the consumer loan and marketplace lending space, whether the deal uses a common law trust or a statutory trust.
An update on the Catholic foundation marketplace.In 2016, we released one of the first studies on religious-based fundraising foundations, The Advancement of Religious-Based Fundraising Foundations in the United States.We examined religious giving and focused on the use of stand-alone fundraising foundations, focusing on Catholic diocese or community foundations.