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GLEIF – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

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LEI Search

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.

LEI Statistics

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.

LEI Challenge

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 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

Regulatory Use of LEI Date: 2017-03-20 GLEIF Updates on Current and Proposed Regulatory Activities Including the Use of the LEI

It is the prerogative of the authorities acting in individual jurisdictions to mandate the use of LEIs. GLEIF closely monitors initiatives relevant to legal entity identification in regulatory reporting and supervision and makes related information available on its website. We last updated the overview of the current and proposed regulatory activities including the use of the LEI on 20 March 2017.

GLEIF Blog Date: 2017-03-02 The Power of Transparency: A Closer Look at LEI Renewal Rates

GLEIF updates on the state of play regarding the re-validation of LEI reference data and considers how to encourage regular LEI renewal by all registered entities