GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

We enable smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with

Services Learn how
A New Future for Legal Entity Identification

GLEIF research shows that the process of onboarding client organizations in financial services, including KYC due diligence, is becoming increasingly complex. Research findings confirm: a standardized approach to entity verification using the LEI would make it easier for everyone to participate in the global digital marketplace.

Download Research Report
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.

Download White Paper

Legal Entity Identifier Services

by GLEIF

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

Global LEI System Standards Date: 2018-12-12 GLEIF Published the Updated Version 1.4 of the Registration Authorities List

On 12 December 2018, GLEIF published the updated version 1.4 of the Registration Authorities List, which standardizes the cross reference provided by a legal entity to its local authoritative source. The list contains more than 690 business registers and other relevant registration authority sources and assigns a unique code to each register on the list. It enables users of LEI data to more easily link the LEI to other data sources.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2018-12-11 Beta Version of LEI Search Tool 2.0 from GLEIF Provides Enhanced Options to Easily Access Open, Standardized and High Quality LEI Data

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the beta version of the new LEI search tool by June 30th 2019