Alternative Investments

Extensive investment experience provides access to key investors and interesting alternative investments, using an ethical standpoint to ensure you avoid the traditional investing pitfalls.

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Life Settlements

Experienced Capital Markets professionals with over 20 years of trading history in the Life Settlement market, providing unique insight into all aspects of the industry having worked across all areas.

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Alternative Investments

Life Settlements

Consulting & Advisory

D2 will give you candid, principled advice you can trust to ensure the best returns for your business and investor confidence, while helping you avoid hidden fees charged by many firms in the Life Settlement field.

D2 staff have advised the UK’s regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority – and the US courts as expert consultants on the Life Settlement market, hidden fund management fees, and the Cost of Insurance increases. We are perfectly placed to help you ensure the correct due diligence is provided for companies you work with or plan to invest in.

Understanding real returns from Life Settlement funds is not easy, as charging structures are often opaque. D2 has a proven ability to interpret fund Internal Rates of Return (IRRs) in this market, helping institutional investors compare funds and understand return strategies more effectively.

Sales & Acquisition

Institutional investors need to know that any advisory firm they deal with has the relevant expertise and experience to deal effectively with sales and acquisitions.

D2 has proven over more than 20 years that it can provide services at the required level to give institutional investors the confidence they need to deal effectively with their portfolio management and is constantly looking for creative ways to access risk and deploy capital effectively.

Institutions can also benefit from our advice in mergers and acquisitions, from tender offers right through to the management of institutional investor acquisitions. Experience in this sector is key, as is a thorough understanding of both the financial and human impact M&A activity can have.

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Our Team

The D2 team have a wide range of expertise in financial services, which provides clients with the confidence and certainty that their needs and requirements are in safe hands.

Ann Juliano

Managing Director

Ann managed more than US$60 billion in her role at Credit Suisse as director of the Longevity Markets Group, with more than $10 billion in DB assets. Within this role, she made markets within the Life Settlements in traded options, notes and other derivatives linked to Life Settlement transactions. Ann has transacted in over $20bn longevity risk in swaps, notes, and bespoke indices on US, UK, and European longevity and mortality risk since 2003.

Charles Stott

General Counsel

Chas has been working in the institutional investment industry for more than 25 years, in both the UK and South Africa. He has worked as legal counsel for a number of major banking groups, and investment companies over this period, most recently spending 10 years in-house as the Head of Legal at Investec.

Simon Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Simon has 25 years' experience delivering creative enterprise IT solutions into the alternative investment industry. He started his career in the life assurance market before moving onto both GAM Investments and Barings. His primary focus is always on the value added to the business by the implementation or change of technology.

Alison Steed


Alison is a multi-award winning financial journalist and broadcaster, who has worked extensively with some of the world's largest financial corporations providing media consultancy, marketing and communications support, and creating high-quality content across a wide range of media.

Hasham Mukadam

Energy & Environmental

Prior to coming to D2, Hasham Mukadam spent 37 years at Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy), where he worked on projects which combined to more than double its EBITDA to more than US$1.2 billion per year. He has worked across regions as culturally diverse as Panama, Qatar, Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippines.

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D2 Alternative Investments

1 Vicarage Lane, Stratford, England, E15 4HF