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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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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 Board of Directors Date: 2017-05-11 Call for Applications from South America to the GLEIF Board of Directors – Deadline to Submit Applications Extended to 31 May 2017

The GLEIF Board of Directors seeks applications for a Director of the Board from South America and invites applications from interested candidates. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to 31 May 2017. Details on the information that should be included with the application and the selection process are described in the document, entitled ‘Call for Applications for a Member of the GLEIF Board of Directors’

GLEIF Blog Date: 2017-05-19 Legal Entity Identifier News: May 2017 Update

Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation provides an overview of the latest global developments relevant to Legal Entity Identifier adoption