Dan Young, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at Vida Capital

Mr. Young is a Senior Managing Director at Vida Capital. In addition to his role at Vida, Mr. Young is an adjunct professor of Regulatory Law at the University of Texas Law School, Chairman of the Board of the Institutional Longevity Markets Association (ILMA), Board Member of the Life Insurance Settlements Association (LISA), a monthly blogger, and a frequent speaker at life settlement industry conferences. Prior to joining Vida Capital, Mr. Young was President & CEO of NFP Securities as well as New York Life’s Broker-dealer network and New York Life’s Registered Investment Adviser. He began his career as a clerk on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals before practicing at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Mr. Young holds multiple securities licenses (Series 7, 24 and 63) and insurance designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL). Mr. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Habitat for Humanity. He graduated from Stanford University with Honors and Distinction in 1989 and from the University of Chicago Law School with Honors in 1992.

Recent Posts

How living past age 100 has become a problem for some insureds

Aug 2, 2017 1:39:00 PM / by Dan Young, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at Vida Capital

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal was entitled: “Happy 100th Birthday!  There Goes Your Life Insurance.”  The article discussed how some universal life policies do not pay a death benefit if the insured lives past his or her 100th birthday:

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Estate Tax Debate Comes to Washington: Possible Implications for Life Insurance

May 8, 2017 3:24:00 PM / by Dan Young, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at Vida Capital

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Life insurance has long been used as a tool for estate planning. It has the unique ability to satisfy a wide range of objectives including covering outstanding debt obligations, paying for burial expenses, providing for surviving family members, and offering liquidity to cover estate taxes.

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Exploring Life Settlements? It’s always best to work with a LISA member

Feb 15, 2017 3:15:00 PM / by Dan Young, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at Vida Capital

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A life insurance policy is one of the most valuable assets many Americans will ever own. Unfortunately, far too many consumers are unaware they have the right to sell a life insurance policy through what is known as a life settlement transaction. As a result, billions of dollars worth of life insurance is “irrationally lapsed” each year.

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