European Life Settlement Association - ELSA

DEFINITION of 'European Life Settlement Association - ELSA'

An organization created to promote fair standards for the life settlement industry in Europe. ELSA also provides accurate information to both retail and commercial investors about life settlements. Its ultimate goal is the promotion and marketing of the life settlement industry across the European continent. Fair practices are also encouraged.

BREAKING DOWN 'European Life Settlement Association - ELSA'

ELSA was established in May of 2009. Any entity involved in the life settlement process can become a member. This includes providers of both capital and services, as well as intermediaries.

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