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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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: 2018-04-06 Download Global LEI Data Quality Report

The latest Global LEI Data Quality Report shows that four out of 30 LEI issuers delivered excellent quality (highest quality maturity level). By the end of 2017, only one issuer achieved this level. Overall performance further improved with regard to the criteria ‘Consistency’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Validity’. The Total Data Quality Score remains stable at 99%. In addition, we published new monthly reports analyzing the level of data quality achieved by the individual LEI issuers.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2018-03-14 GLEIF Service Catalog Published

The GLEIF Service Catalog details the services we provide to both the public and our partners in the Global LEI System