GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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Does Your Client Need an LEI?

New EU rules (MiFID II/MIFIR) took 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

LEI Statistics Date: 2018-01-09 LEI Data Pool now Covers more than One Million Legal Entities

As of 6 January 2018, the LEI data pool covers more than one million legal entities globally. Availability of open, standardized and high-quality LEI data enables smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with. Click here to get insight at a glance on data such as the total number of LEIs issued to date and other key facts, figures and statistics on the global LEI population.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2018-01-17 From Counterparty Identification to Business Value: Using the LEI to Standardize the Extension of Commercial Credit

Facilitating the automation of all four phases of commercial credit processes