NU Online News Service, Feb. 18, 2004, 1:43 p.m. EST – A life settlement company is teaming up with a mainstream Midwestern financial advisory firm.[@@]

Advanced Settlements Inc., Orlando, Fla., says it has formed a partnership with Quantum Alliance Corp., Omaha, Neb.

Advanced, a unit of National Financial Partners Corp., New York, helps older life insurance policyholders sell their policies.

Quantum is a company that connects financial advisors, accountants and lawyers who work with wealthy clients.

Quantum now will market Advanced life settlement services to the professionals who belong to the Quantum advisory network, Quantum says.