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Welcome to the European Life Settlement Association

The European Life Settlement Association (ELSA) was founded in 2009 to set standards for the European life settlement industry. We represent European funding sources, service providers and intermediaries in the life settlement market who are looking to promote transparency by providing accurate, authoritative information to retail and institutional investors, regulatory bodies and the media.

Our focus is on the promotion of best practice and the positive development of the European life settlement industry’s reputation amongst all stakeholders. We endeavour to encourage fair competition and investor protection within the European market. Our efforts are organised around 4 main pillars:

1. Encouraging best practice;
2. Educating industry participants, the public, regulators and the media;
3. Developing new and innovative longevity based research;
4. Leading the promotion of life settlement amongst European investors.

ELSA members must comply with the Association’s Code of Practice; a comprehensive framework that ensures the highest professional and ethical standards within the industry and protection of the interests of investors in the asset class.

Membership is open to capital providers, service providers and intermediaries in the life settlement market.

Simon Erritt
ELSA Chair

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Life Settlements in the News
April 7, 2014 ELSA Announces New Studies into Life Settlement Returns and Valuation

The European Life Settlement Association (ELSA) today publishes “An Approach for Estimating Gross Market Return for Life Settlements”.

March 4, 2014 New ELSA Officers Elected

The European Life Settlement Association (ELSA) elected new officers for the coming year at its Annual General Meeting in London on Tuesday 4 March.

December 12, 2013 ELSA welcomes BVZL’s “Best Practices”

ELSA welcomes the publication of the latest issue of the “BVZL Best Practices: Guidelines for Investors and Suggested Best Practice Standards for Professionals in the U.S. Life Settlement Investment Industry.