Secondary Market Annuities are available to individuals through our Advisor Partners. Please contact us for a referral to an Advisor near you.

In order of process you will find the following documents in a typical SMA process:

48 Hour Hold:

Your agent or advisor can hold a case on our list with a phone call or email, for your exclusive consideration.  Backup holds are also accepted.  Use this time to ‘Sleep on It’ because we consider a Purchase Offer to be a sale… not a loose expression of interest.

Purchase Offer Form:

Advisors can fax, scan, or email the Purchase Offer to DCF Exchange, LLC, thus reserving the cash flow for you.  The reservation form provides us with all the necessary information needed to complete the transaction.  The exact titling you provide us with, such as Joint Tenants, your IRA, a Trust, or in an LLC, directs us to provide you and our professional payment servicing company with all the necessary conveyance variables.  A blank Purchase Offer is HERE.

Depending on the status of the case you reserve, if may be 1 to 60 days before the next move – In Stock cases can close right away, while Coming Soon case timelines vary.  No documentation or deposit is required during this time period.

Legal Review:

Once DCF Exchange, LLC receives all the transfer documentation and the case is court approved, a thorough legal review is undertaken and a complete closing book documenting the contractual transfer of the asset is prepared.

With every case, DCF Exchange, LLC commits capital to buy each case prior to marketing and has a deeply vested interest in making sure the payment stream is transferred fully and completely.

Only after the transfer is done, and done right, is it made available to the Purchaser to fund and close. The review process involves the following steps:

  • Thorough review of the court order and supporting court documents, including:
    • Petition
    • Proof of service on all interested parties
    • Final signed and file stamped court order
  • Review of all of the disclosures to the original annuitant and interested parties required by state law
  • Verification with the insurance carrier that the assigned payments exist and are available to be transferred
  • Confirmation of a clean credit check, lien search, and docket search on the original annuitant to verify that the structured settlement payments can be transferred free and clear.
  • Confirmation by the insurance carrier via acknowledgement or stipulation agreement of the court ordered transfer of the payments.
  • Examination of the transfer and assignment documents to ensure that all right, title, and interest in the cash flows are conveyed absolutely and irrevocably to the purchaser.
  • Preparation of Absolute Assignment of Cash Flows

A thorough legal review checklist with case-specific findings is included in each Closing Book. The Closing Book is supplied to the agent and purchaser two days before the purchaser is expected to fund the transaction, allowing ample time for review.

Contact your Advisor or Contact Us to get a copy of a sample redacted closing book to review.

Signature of Absolute Assignment:

Within two business days of receipt of the Closing Book, the purchaser must sign and return the Absolute Assignment of Cash Flows and wire the purchase price.  Upon mutual execution of the Absolute Assignment and our receipt of the purchaser’s funds, full title is transferred and the transaction is closed and funded.


For clients purchasing multiple SMA’s we prepare a summary table showing your annual income amounts from all your SMA’s for easy planning.  A sample is HERE.