BVZL Structure

Executive Board

Christian Seidl - Executive Board

Christian Seidl - Executive Board

Diplom Kaufmann

Christian Seidl (born in 1966) holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany. He is a specialist and a proven and well-reputed expert in connection with the structuring, implementation and management of investment opportunities related to US life settlements and in the management of longevity risks. Christian looks at many years of experience and a successful career within the areas of fund conception and asset management and provides comprehensive expertise and an extensive, international network in the secondary and tertiary markets for US life insurance policies. Christian is the founder and managing partner of Seidl Consult GmbH, which offers to its clients – interested investors or US life settlement providers – consulting and advisory services as well as business development support in connection with US life settlement investment opportunities. Prior to starting his own company, Christian worked thirteen years with the Life Bond Group, the pioneer and market opener in Germany for US life settlement investments. As a managing director of Life Bond Management GmbH, a BaFin-supervised “Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft” (German domestic management company), Christian was responsible for product design and fund conception, asset management and the ongoing administration of US life settlement funds with an initial portfolio of approximately US$ 900m in face value. Prior to joining Life Bond in 2004, Christian was working in various management positions with the Schoerghuber-Group, a Munich based group of companies with business activities in construction & real estate, breweries and hotels. Christian started his professional career in 1996 as assistant auditor at Price Waterhouse GmbH, now PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. Due to his extensive experience in the US life settlement industry Christian has been a valuable asset to the BVZL and has contributed greatly to its success. In 2011, he was appointed as member of the executive board and head of the US section. He is a frequent attendee and speaker at panel discussions and expert symposia on investment opportunities in the asset class of US life settlements.  


Advisory Board

Ingo Wichelhaus

Ingo Wichelhaus

Senior Director, Business Development Mount Street Portfolio Advisers GmbH


Ingo Wichelhaus is an Executive Director at Mount Street Portfolio Advisers GmbH. His main focus lies on portfolio management of Asset Backed Loans including US Life Settlements and German Traded Endowment Policies. In his former role at WestLB AG, he was responsible for the set up and management of WestLB’s German Secondary Life Insurance Business. Before that, he spent 5 years working at Citibank AG. Ingo Wichelhaus has been on the board of BVZL International since 2010 and has been head of the German section since 2007.

Ingo Wichelhaus holds a diploma in economics from the Univerity of Wuppertal. He is a well known and well connected market expert in the German Secondary Life Markets and profits from his longstanding experience in the Banking and (Re)Insurance industry.

Member’s Meeting

Twice annually, the BVZL invites its members to meet and exchange information about the latest developments and trends and any changes in the regulatory, tax and legal environment on the various life insurance secondary and tertiary markets. Also, the members discuss and decide about new initiatives and projects of BVZL, about promotion and marketing activities and specific press- and media campaigns and they determine the use of the available BVZL funds.

BVZL Sections

Contact persons of the different BVZL sections:


German Section
Christian Seidl –

US Section
Anna Bailey, Chestnut Capital Management LLC –
Adam Meltzer, Vida Capital Inc. –

Communications and Politics Section
Inga Oldewurtel   

Legal Issues and Taxes Section