GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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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.

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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 Data Quality Reports Date: 2017-08-03 Download Global LEI Data Quality Report

The latest Global LEI Data Quality Report shows that in July 2017 the number of newly issued LEIs doubled compared to the average number of new LEIs issued monthly during the previous one and a half years. In July 2017, the Total Data Quality Score further improved to 98.63%. These results demonstrate that the Global LEI System is robust and fit for purpose. In addition, we published new monthly reports analyzing the level of data quality achieved by the individual LEI issuers.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2017-07-13 GLEIF Published the Quarterly Global LEI System Business Report Covering the Second Quarter of 2017

The Global LEI System Business Reports highlight main trends relevant to the adoption of the LEI and provide in-depth analysis of the LEI data pool