Leveraged Index Arbitrage

Premium Financing


The are two primary uses of this program:

1. To provide income replacement to the spouse of the insured upon the insured’s death.

2. To provide the funds needed by Generation II to pay the estate taxes due upon Generation I’s death.



In this program, the client pays the first-year premium out-of-pocket.  Starting in year two, the client begins borrowing premiums and paying the full interest out-of-pocket.  Interest is paid each year until the third-party loan is paid off, typically in policy year 16.  If it is death benefit-focused, we will typically use a withdrawal under basis to execute the third-party loan payoff.


As long as the policy value is a minimum of 105% of the outstanding loan balance, the client does not need to sign a personal guaranty on the loan, which can be very appealing to most clients.



There is nothing wrong with a 100% leveraged premium financing program, as we also offer two additional programs that are 100% financed (described below).  The challenge however is that often times, clients get Collateral Amnesia.  After 5, 6 or 7 years into the program, they will have forgotten about how the outside collateral requirement is calculated.  So if the policy performs less than was originally illustrated, and policy values are less that expected, there will be a greater collateral requirement.  If you’ve ever had to deliver this bad news to a client at policy anniversary, you know what I’m talking about.  Or if they have posted a securities account as collateral, and a market crash occurs, they may have to find additional sources of liquid assets to post as additional collateral.


What makes our our Leveraged Index Arbitrage program so client-friendly is that the collateral is posted inside the policy (in the form of first-year premium).  In most cases, it completely eliminates the need for the client to worry about collateral being a variable that needs to be managed each year.  For the advisor, it also substantially mitigates the liability of having to apologetically inform the client that they need to post additional collateral should policy values be further underwater than expected.

For more information about the underwriting process for this method of premium financing, click on the red buttons below:

For more information about each of these premium financing platforms, click on the links below:




 *Borrow 100% of Premiums

 *Pay 100% of Interest Each Year

 *Pay Off Lender Around Year 16-20

 *Outside Collateral Required



Index Arbitrage

 *Pay 1st Year Premium 

*Borrow Remaining Premiums

 *Pay 100% of Interest Each Year

*Pay Off Lender Around Year 14-16

 *No Outside Collateral Required

*Option to Reduce DB for Income



Interest Accrual

 *10-15 Year Level Contribution

*Contribution = 15% of Premium


*Borrow 85% Of Premium

 *Accrue 100% of Interest Each Year

*Pay Off Lender Around Year 11-20

 *Outside Collateral Required



Pension Alternative

 *10-Year Level Contribution

*Algorithmic Premium Schedule

*Outlay Is Combination of Premium & Interest On Borrowed Premium

 *10-Year Fixed Borrowing Rate

*Payoff Lender in Year 11


*Income Drawdowns In Year 12

 *No Outside Collateral Required