GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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Does Your Client Need an LEI?

New EU rules (MiFID II/MIFIR) take 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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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 Reports Date: 2017-12-05 Download Global LEI Data Quality Report

The latest Global LEI Data Quality Report shows that the Total Data Quality Score remained above 99% even though more than 100,000 LEIs were issued in November 2017 and the assessment was performed based on new and stricter rules. The dedicated 5 December 2017 GLEIF blog post describes the new features introduced into the GLEIF data quality management program. In addition, we published new monthly reports analyzing the level of data quality achieved by the individual LEI issuers.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2017-12-11 From Counterparty Identification to Business Value: The Use of the LEI in Trade Finance

Joint McKinsey & Company and GLEIF white paper finds that banks in trade financing could save up to U.S.$ 500 million per annum overall by using the LEI in the issuance of letters of credit