Q Capital Strategies’ President and CEO, Steven Shapiro, will be speaking on a panel at Deal Flow Media’s Life Settlement Conference in Las Vegas on October 5th.  Mr. Shapiro will speaking on the topic titled “Competing Opportunities & Tradeoffs: Distressed Portfolios vs. Primary Origination.”  The panel will discuss the issues related to purchasing portfolios of policies, the related risks in such transactions, and comparing such transactions to primary purchases in the marketplace.  “I think this is an extremely pertinent topic in today’s marketplace,” said Shapiro, “we are seeing new potential investors exploring both opportunities in the marketplace.  These investors need to understand the benefits and challenges inherent in both options.”  The Life Settlement Conference runs from October 4-5, 2010 at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.  More than 250 attendees are expected to turn out and learn about the latest trends in the life settlement marketplace.