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GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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LEI Search

The Global LEI Index is the only global online source for open, standardized and high quality legal entity reference data. Any interested party can easily access and search the complete Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data pool using the web-based search tool developed by GLEIF.

LEI Statistics

GLEIF makes available key facts, figures and statistics on the global LEI population via interactive graphs and a world map drill down. Get insight at a glance on data such as the total number of LEIs issued to date or the number of LEIs issued in individual countries.

LEI Challenge

GLEIF continuously optimizes the quality, reliability and usability of LEI data. The GLEIF central challenge facility provides any interested party with the opportunity to trigger the verification and, where required, speedy update of LEI records including related reference data.

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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.

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GLEIF Activities and News

GLEIF Data Quality Report Date: 2017-01-04 Download Data Quality Report

The data quality assessment performed on 31 December 2016 shows that, the majority of LEI issuers now ensure required and expected data quality for the second consecutive month. During the past year, advances were seen in both the rigor of GLEIF’s data quality rule setting, as well as the ability of LEI issuers to conform to these new standards.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2017-01-10 Act Now: The Concept of the ‘Registration Agent’, Introduced by GLEIF, Helps Firms to Comply with Reporting Requirements under MiFID II / MIFIR to Apply as of January 2018

A Registration Agent assists legal entities to access the network of LEI issuing organizations responsible for performing LEI issuance and related services