Extensive investment experience provides access to key investors and interesting alternative investments, using an ethical standpoint to ensure you avoid the traditional investing pitfalls.Find out more
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.Find out more
Finding the right partner to build a business is key. D2 has developed a working capital platform for smaller companies through Muse.
D2’s wide-ranging contacts across pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and dedicated funds present the perfect opportunities for capital introduction.
Returns for successful projects can be substantial, and with the right, ethical advice from trusted advisors, you can be sure you are investing in the right sectors.
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.
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.
D2's Ann Juliano acted on behalf of the plaintiffs in this case as an expert witness, and was instrumental in ensuring their success.
Ann Juliano has also worked on a number of cases similar to this one.
Around £9 billion a year in VAT goes uncollected through filing errors. So HMRC has changed the rules, and now most businesses must file their VAT online. But what does this mean for you? And when should you sign up? The answer is not as simple as you think.
Alternative asset management is growing, and is expected to reach US$21.1 trillion by 2025. So the fight to get the best investments is intensifying, and traders are turning to technology to help them make the right moves at the right time.
Businesses lost £93m through invoice fraud in 2018, an average of £28,000 per case. Yet less than half of SMEs are aware of invoice fraud, and far fewer protect against it. Find out how you can safeguard your business against invoice and mandate fraud.
As Britain's politicians struggle to move on Brexit, many of London's global banks have taken control and moved billions of pounds and hundreds of staff overseas. But the impact of these moves on smaller businesses is being keenly felt too.
City life companies are releasing longevity reserves as falling life expectancy appears to be more entrenched than originally thought. Life expectancy is starting to reverse, and could have peaked as long ago as the mid-2000s. Ian King's piece explains.
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 JulianoManaging 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 StottGeneral 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 JohnsonChief 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 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 MukadamEnergy & 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.