An insurance and settlement industry veteran, M. Bryan Freeman established Habersham
Funding LLC in 2001. He has been a licensed life insurance agent for 30 years and has
been engaged in the life settlement industry since 1989 when the option came into the
mainstream, giving him more experience than virtually anyone involved in the secondary
market for life insurance.
In 2009 Bryan was honored by the Life Settlement Review as one of the 10 most
influential people in the settlement industry internationally. He served an
unprecedented four terms as President of the board of the Life Insurance Settlement
Association (the industry's premier trade organization).
Bryan began his career as an insurance agent (giving him a comprehensive understanding
of the principles involved in advanced financial solutions). He previously founded and
sold a national settlement brokerage firm.
Bryan and his staff have been actively involved in the development of responsible
regulation and legislation of the secondary market for life insurance since its inception.
His activism helped federal employees and veterans gain the right to transact settlements
and cleared the way for tax-free treatment for some settlements. Bryan has testified before
a financial services committee of the U.S. Congress on industry-related issues, state
legislative committees and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the
National Conference of Insurance Regulators on numerous occasions. His expertise in the
settlement industry is recognized internationally; he frequently speaks about and writes
on related topics.
In 2006 Bryan was recognized with resolutions from both houses of the Georgia Legislature
for his settlement industry leadership. He has been involved in the purchase and sale of
life insurance policies with a total face value exceeding $2,000,000,000. He was educated
at The Darlington School and The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
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