GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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Does Your Client Need an LEI?

New EU rules (MiFID II/MIFIR) took effect on 3 January 2018. According to MiFIR, investment firms should obtain Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) from their clients before providing services which would trigger related reporting obligations. Help your clients to access the network of LEI issuers.

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McKinsey & Company and GLEIF White Paper: Creating Business Value with the LEI

The white paper examines the potential path to adoption of the LEI in the private sector to streamline legal entity identification. It explores the business value of the LEI in capital markets, commercial transactions, and the extension of commercial credit.

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Legal Entity Identifier Services


One identity behind every business

GLEIF Mission

GLEIF manages a network of partners, the LEI issuing organizations, to provide trusted services and open, reliable data for unique legal entity identification worldwide. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System.

Our Vision

GLEIF believes that ultimately there should be one identity behind every business. Having an LEI will help to achieve this objective. Taking advantage of the Global LEI Index empowers market participants to cut costs, simplify and accelerate operations and gain deeper insight into the global market place.

Governance Structure

The LEI initiative is driven by the Group of 20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). Created by the FSB in 2014, GLEIF is a supra-national, not-for-profit organization tasked to manage the only open, non-proprietary legal entity identification system designed as a public good.

GLEIF Activities and News

GLEIF Service Catalog

Date: 2018-03-14

GLEIF Service Catalog Published: Interactive Format Serves as a Pathfinder to Specific Information on Individual GLEIF Services

In March 2018, we published the GLEIF Service Catalog. It details the services we provide to both the public, e.g. LEI data users, and the partners GLEIF cooperates with such as the LEI issuing organizations. The service catalog is available as PDF for download and in an interactive format, which serves as a pathfinder to dedicated GLEIF website pages featuring detailed information on individual services.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2018-03-14

GLEIF Service Catalog Published

The GLEIF Service Catalog details the services we provide to both the public and our partners in the Global LEI System