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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.Become a Registration Agent
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.Download White Paper
Legal Entity Identifier Services
The Global LEI Index is the only global online source for open, standardized and high quality legal entity reference data. Any interested party can easily access and search the complete Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data pool using the web-based search tool developed by GLEIF.
GLEIF makes available key facts, figures and statistics on the global LEI population via interactive graphs and a world map drill down. Get insight at a glance on data such as the total number of LEIs issued to date or the number of LEIs issued in individual countries.
GLEIF continuously optimizes the quality, reliability and usability of LEI data. The GLEIF central challenge facility provides any interested party with the opportunity to trigger the verification and, where required, speedy update of LEI records including related reference data.
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One identity behind every business
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.
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.
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
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a briefing on the LEI as part of its efforts to raise industry awareness and facilitate compliance with the LEI requirements under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) ahead of its 3 January 2018 launch. ESMA expects market participants to take all necessary steps to ensure full compliance with the LEI requirements under MiFID II. ESMA urges reporting entities not to delay in addressing this important matter, as advance preparation will help in avoiding backlogs and ensuring that all market participants are ready for the new regime.
A new white paper explores the wide application of the LEI with combined potential savings of at least U.S.$650m annually