KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Gracie Point International Funding 2021-1, Series 2021-1

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Gracie Point International Funding 2021-1, Series 2021-1 (“Gracie Point”). This is the first insurance premium finance securitization for Gracie Point, LLC in 2021, the fifth KBRA rated securitization and the seventh overall.

Gracie Point formed in February 2010 is in the business of financing life insurance policy premium payments. Gracie Point’s clients are high net worth individuals, procuring or having procured life insurance for estate planning or business purposes.

This transaction is secured by participation interests in insurance premium finance loans (each, a “Premium Finance Loan”) made by a premium finance lender (“Premium Finance Lender”) to an eligible finance borrower (“Eligible Finance Borrower”). The Premium Finance Lender is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gracie Point. Each Premium Finance Loan will be at least 100% collateralized by a combination of (i) a life insurance policy issued by an eligible life insurance carrier (each, an “Eligible Life Insurance Company”) having a minimum cash surrender value, (ii) cash, if needed and (iii) a letter of credit from an eligible letter of credit provider, if needed. Each Eligible Finance Borrower of a Premium Finance Loan is required to reserve one collection period of accrued and unpaid interest plus the surrender period (either one or six months) of forward interest on such Premium Finance Loan.

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Contacts

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Alan Greenblatt, Senior Director (Lead Analyst)
+1 (646) 731-2496
alan.greenblatt@kbra.com

Peter Giacone, Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-2407
peter.giacone@kbra.com

Fred DeLeon, Senior Director
+1 (646) 731-2352
fred.deleon@kbra.com

Preston Boutwell, Senior Analyst
+1 (646) 731-2367
preston.boutwell@kbra.com

Cecil Smart Jr., Senior Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)
+1 (646) 731-2381
cecil.smart@kbra.com

Business Development Contact

Ted Burbage, Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-3325
ted.burbage@kbra.com