GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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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.

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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

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

GLEIF Data Quality Reports Date: 2018-07-04 Download Global LEI Data Quality Report

The latest Global LEI Data Quality Report shows further improvements with regard to the quality criteria ‘Accuracy’, ‘Completeness’ and ‘Consistency’. The assessment also demonstrates a significant decrease in the number of failures on data quality checks related to relationship information. The Total Data Quality Score per country remains stable above 98%. In addition, we published new monthly reports analyzing the level of data quality achieved by the individual LEI issuers.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2018-06-28 The Rise of Digital Technology in KYC: Using the LEI to Ease the Process

A standardized approach to entity identification using the LEI would make it easier for everyone to participate in the global digital marketplace