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GLEIF Service Catalog



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

To get further details on a service, simply click on “Read more” to the right of a service listed in the service catalog below. In addition, you will also find all needed links to dedicated GLEIF website pages.

LEI Data Services
Public

Challenge LEI Data

Challenge the data of any LEI and legal entity reference data (LE-RD) of the Global LEI repository on the GLEIF website.

Challenge LEI Data

Challenge the data of any LEI and legal entity reference data (LE-RD) of the Global LEI repository on the GLEIF website.

GLEIF provides a mechanism for any third party to challenge the data of any LEI and LE-RD of the Global LEI repository. A data challenge that is submitted for a specific LEI (or LE-RD) will be forwarded to the corresponding managing LEI issuer. The actual resolution of data challenges is a service provided by the LEI issuer.

Different challenges can be submitted, which the challenging user must specify alongside an optional comment. The available types are:

  • Legal Entity business card details
  • Legal Entity relationship details
  • LEI code

Service version: v 2.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Time for the LEI issuing organization to manage the challenge: 15 days

Partnership Program

Check for Duplicates

Technical interface to allow GLEIF and the LEI issuing organization to check for duplicate LEIs and legal entity reference data (LE-RD) prior to finally issuing a new LEI.

Check for Duplicates

Technical interface to allow GLEIF and the LEI issuing organization to check for duplicate LEIs and legal entity reference data (LE-RD) prior to finally issuing a new LEI.

In order to support the LEI issuing organizations, GLEIF provides the appropriate and mandatory processes and a technical interface for LEI issuing organizations to check the LEI and LE-RD data for duplicate entries. The LEI issuers follow the required steps prior to assigning a valid LEI code to a legal entity.

Service version: v 1.3

Availability: 99.9 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)
Processing time: ≤ 1 minute 

Partnership Program

Code Lists

Maintain code lists referenced in Common Data File Formats.

Code Lists

Maintain code lists referenced in Common Data File Formats.

This service provides a standard process for identifying and incorporating updates to code lists in the Common Data File (CDF) formats. Examples of code lists include the registration authority list referenced for the Registration Authority and Validation Authority fields of the LEI CDF file format and the Relationship Type field referenced in the Relationship Record CDF file format. It also includes the Corroboration Compliance List code list, that provides information about the minimum expected corroboration level of an LEI corresponding to the declared ELF code as a legal form. Breach is defined, when an LEI declares a lower corroboration level than expected.

Service version: v 1.1

Availability: 99.9%

Public

Concatenated Files

GLEIF publishes the updated GLEIF Concatenated Files daily as a result of the concatenation of individual files uploaded by the LEI issuing organizations.

Concatenated Files

GLEIF publishes the updated GLEIF Concatenated Files daily as a result of the concatenation of individual files uploaded by the LEI issuing organizations.

Via an interface the LEI issuing organizations are required to upload the LEI and legal entity reference data (LE-RD) files to the Global LEI repository daily. The files contain all LEIs issued to legal entities and related LEI reference data. Data is represented in the Common Data File Format.

GLEIF aggregates all files from all LEI issuers and publishes daily the updated GLEIF Concatenated Files.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Processing time: Updated GLEIF Concatenated Files available from 12:00 UTC+0 each calendar day (i.e. also weekends, holidays etc.).

Partnership Program

Data Governance Pre-Check

A facility to allow the LEI issuers to perform data quality checks on LEI Record Sets prior to publication of newly issued or updated LEIs into the Global LEI System.

Data Governance Pre-Check

A facility to allow the LEI issuers to perform data quality checks on LEI Record Sets prior to publication of newly issued or updated LEIs into the Global LEI System.

In order to improve the overall data quality in the Global LEI System, GLEIF provides the LEI issuers a facility to evaluate the data quality on LEI Record Sets prior to publication into the Global LEI Repository.
The facility provides the result of the assessment and delivers the exact reason for the failures. This enables the LEI issuers to remediate potential issues in a timely and efficient manner.
In scope are new and to be updated LEI Record Sets. The LEI issuers can use the facility unlimited times for the same LEI Record Set.
Both an API and a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI), which enables the manual usage of the Pre-Check facility, are provided.

Service version: 1.0
Availability:

  • API: 99.9 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)
  • GUI: 97.7 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)

Processing time: ≤ 3 sec per LEI record set

Partnership Program

Data Quality Dashboard

Interactive dashboard enabling the near-live time monitoring of the data quality in the Global LEI System.

Data Quality Dashboard

Interactive dashboard enabling the near-live time monitoring of the data quality in the Global LEI System.

The Data Quality Monitoring Dashboard enables its users to observe changes in the Data Quality by analyzing various aspects. For instance, the user can identify trends and outliers by monitoring the development of the Total Data Quality Score for different Data Quality Criteria and Maturity Levels on a timeline. In addition, drill down views are available per Data Quality Check or even per individual LEI record. The Data Quality Monitoring Dashboard provides also a direct comparison between different LEI issuing organizations regarding their data quality performance.

Service Version: v 1.0

Availability: 97.7%

Public

GLEIF API

API to directly access the complete LEI data pool in real time with rich query capabilities.

GLEIF API

API to directly access the complete LEI data pool in real time with rich query capabilities.

The GLEIF API gives developers access to full LEI Data search engine functionality, including filters, full-text and single-field searches of Level 1 (LEI Record) Data, retrieval of LEI Records (including links to their Level 2 data, where available), based on a search of their associated Level 2 (relationship) data, and "fuzzy" matching of important data fields such as names and addresses. For example, using the GLEIF API, you can search for LEIs via entity names, find LEIs by BIC code or investigate corporate structures (search for parent and child relationships). The GLEIF API is based on the data found in the GLEIF Golden Copy.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: 99.9 %
Processing time: < 1 sec

Public

Golden Copy Files

The Golden Copy Files, in addition to the GLEIF Concatenated Files, provide a distinct means to access, and explore the information included within, the Global LEI Index.

Golden Copy Files

The Golden Copy Files, in addition to the GLEIF Concatenated Files, provide a distinct means to access, and explore the information included within, the Global LEI Index.

The Golden Copy Files, together with the delta files, provide frequently updated (three times daily) information on LEIs and related reference data in a ready-to-use format that ensures:

  • Data does not contain technical duplicates.
  • All LEIs ever published in a GLEIF Golden Copy File version, as well as all new LEIs published by the LEI issuers since the previous release of a Golden Copy File, are included in the file.
  • Enriched reference data provides deeper insight into the global market place.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: 99.9% (up to 25 parallel users)
Update frequency: 3 times a day

Public

LEI Search 2.0

Search for LEIs, corresponding legal entity reference data (LE-RD) and relationship reference data which defines a relationship between two or more legal entities via an interface and display the result set.

LEI Search 2.0

Search for LEIs, corresponding legal entity reference data (LE-RD) and relationship reference data which defines a relationship between two or more legal entities via an interface and display the result set.

The search functionality allows to search by:

  • LEI code.
  • Keywords within LE-RD and relationship data.
  • Keywords and range queries within specific fields of LE-RD and relationship data.
  • Alternative identifiers (e.g. BIC, ISIN).
  • Registration Authority and Entity Legal Form codes.

The LEI Records returned from a search can be downloaded as XML (Common Data File format), Excel, CSV and JSON files.

Service version: v 2.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%

Public

Manage Data Quality

Monitoring and ensuring high LEI data quality.

Manage Data Quality

Monitoring and ensuring high LEI data quality.

GLEIF is responsible for monitoring and ensuring high LEI data quality. In cooperation with its partners in the Global LEI System, GLEIF focuses on further optimizing the quality, reliability and usability of LEI data empowering market participants to benefit from the wealth of information available with the LEI population.

GLEIF makes available the following monthly data quality reports:

  • Global LEI Data Quality Reports: These reports demonstrate the overall level of data quality achieved in the Global LEI System.
  • LEI Issuer Data Quality Reports: These reports analyze the level of data quality achieved by the individual LEI issuing organizations.

The GLEIF data quality management program ensures that the LEI remains the industry standard best suited to providing open and reliable data for unique legal entity identification management.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Update frequency for data quality reports: Monthly

Partnership Program

Publication of Mapping Files

The mapping between the LEIs and other identifiers as managed by the mapping partners, organizations that have an agreement with GLEIF, is periodically published on GLEIF website.

Publication of Mapping Files

The mapping between the LEIs and other identifiers as managed by the mapping partners, organizations that have an agreement with GLEIF, is periodically published on GLEIF website.

GLEIF periodically publishes the mapping between the LEIs and the identifiers as managed by mapping partners. The relationship file is built upon the mapping process established by the mapping partners. It is published in CSV format and it is updated on a periodical basis.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Update frequency:

  • BIC-LEI = monthly (last business day of the month)
  • ISIN-LEI = daily
Partnership Program

Upload LEI & LE-RD Files

Interface for LEI issuing organizations to upload LEI and legal entity reference data (LE-RD).

Upload LEI & LE-RD Files

Interface for LEI issuing organizations to upload LEI and legal entity reference data (LE-RD).

Via an interface the LEI issuing organizations are required to upload the LEI and LE-RD files to the Global LEI repository daily.

Data is represented in the Common Data File Formats.

The interface provides quality gates for testing of the data. Files or records not passing the quality tests will be rejected.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: 99.9 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)
Processing time: Within 1 hour upon arrival

Information Services
Public

Email Notifications on Technical Updates

GLEIF regularly issues email notifications providing updates on technical developments relevant to the LEI.

Email Notifications on Technical Updates

GLEIF regularly issues email notifications providing updates on technical developments relevant to the LEI.

Specifically, the email notifications will address the following topics:

  • Changes to the Common Data File formats including the XML schema definitions and the business rules for creating and updating XML files (state transition rules).
  • Changes to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20275 Entity Legal Form (ELF) code and the GLEIF Registration Authorities List.
  • Changes relevant to the GLEIF Concatenated Files, the GLEIF API and the LEI search tool.
  • Answers to frequently asked technical questions directed at GLEIF.

Normally, at least one email notification is issued every six months. In the event of major or urgent developments, the publication frequency will be increased. To subscribe to the GLEIF email notifications on technical updates, please register with your email address.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: 97.7 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)

Public

GLEIF Service Reporting

Access service performance reports, statistics and actual data that result from GLEIF services.

GLEIF Service Reporting

Access service performance reports, statistics and actual data that result from GLEIF services.

GLEIF is committed to ensuring transparency on its performance with regard to the services it provides. We therefore, make available monthly service reports evaluating overall GLEIF performance. In addition, we publish daily indicators on the availability of GLEIF services.

The GLEIF service report is published monthly on the 10th business day of the month. Historical monthly reports are also available on the same page.

The Service Availability Dashboard provides real time availability on services delivered by GLEIF. By displaying traffic lights indicators (green or red), the actual status of the services can be checked online.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Update frequency:

  • Monthly for GLEIF service report: On the 10th business day of the month.
  • Daily service availability: Every minute.
Public

How to Get an LEI

Find your preferred business partner by searching the LEI issuing organizations - also referred to as Local Operating Units (LOUs).

How to Get an LEI

Find your preferred business partner by searching the LEI issuing organizations - also referred to as Local Operating Units (LOUs).

A legal entity is not limited to using an LEI issuer in its own country; instead, it can use the registration services of any LOU that is accredited and qualified to validate LEI registrations within its authorized jurisdiction(s). The dedicated GLEIF website page titled ‘Get an LEI: Find LEI Issuing Organizations’ allows identifying all GLEIF-accredited LEI issuers that offer LEI services per jurisdiction. Accredited LEI issuers have successfully completed the GLEIF accreditation program for the associated jurisdictions.
Additional information about each LOU is provided (i.e. URL, LEI code, recent data quality report, and the accreditation date).

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%

Public

LEI Business Statistics

Access figures, statistics and graphs on the global LEI population.

LEI Business Statistics

Access figures, statistics and graphs on the global LEI population.

This service makes available key facts, figures and statistics on the global LEI population via interactive graphs.

They provide information on the characteristics of the LEIs issued to date.

The user may choose to view each graphic for all LEIs issued or for validated LEIs for operating entities. Click on each graphic, or select 'display type' for further detail.

The service offers the possibility to download the data associated with each graphic in CSV format.

This service also makes available the Global LEI System Business Report that is published quarterly, which highlights key developments relevant to LEI adoption. Specifically, the reports assess annual growth and renewal expectations, evaluate the level of competition between LEI issuing organizations operating in the Global LEI System and analyze LEI renewal rates and reference data corroboration.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Update frequency:

  • Monthly for LEI Statistics.
  • Quarterly for Global LEI System Business Reports.
Public

Regulatory Use of the LEI

An overview of current and proposed regulatory activities including use of the LEI.

Regulatory Use of the LEI

An overview of current and proposed regulatory activities including use of the LEI.

It is the prerogative of the authorities acting in individual jurisdictions to mandate the use of the LEI. GLEIF closely monitors initiatives relevant to legal entity identification in regulatory reporting and supervision.

A regularly updated overview provides the current and proposed regulatory activities including the use of the LEI.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%

Public

Service Desk

Central point of contact for GLEIF topics. Contact via email at info@gleif.org.

Service Desk

Central point of contact for GLEIF topics. Contact via email at info@gleif.org.

GLEIF can be contacted via a website form or email for requests of information and feedback. GLEIF also provides specific email addresses allowing interested parties to log queries relevant to specific topics.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Processing time: Within 5 business days

Communications Services
Partnership Program

LOU Communications Portal

A central web based communications portal for all communications between GLEIF and the LEI issuing organizations (also referenced as 'Local Operating Units' or LOUs).

LOU Communications Portal

A central web based communications portal for all communications between GLEIF and the LEI issuing organizations (also referenced as 'Local Operating Units' or LOUs).

This service provides a central location for accessing LOU-only information where LOUs can share information and experience regarding LEI services. It also provides the master source for all the information related to the LOUs.

The functionalities provided within this service are a shared calendar for all LOUs, a repository of information, a common platform to raise questions / request feedback, and a web interface for the LOUs' Service Level Agreement (SLA) reporting.

Service version: v 2.0

Availability: 97.7 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00)
Processing time: To register an account within one business day.

Public

Press Office & Media

Make available information on GLEIF activities to journalists through dissemination of GLEIF press releases, timely response to media queries and hosting webinars.

Press Office & Media

Make available information on GLEIF activities to journalists through dissemination of GLEIF press releases, timely response to media queries and hosting webinars.

Serve as a key media relations contact regarding GLEIF activities and LEI developments.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Response time: Same business day or deadline set by journalist

Public

Social Media

Publish, monitor and moderate social media content on the LinkedIn and Twitter platforms as well as on GLEIF’s Blog webpage.

Social Media

Publish, monitor and moderate social media content on the LinkedIn and Twitter platforms as well as on GLEIF’s Blog webpage.

Allow followers on social media platforms to receive up-to-date information without the need to search the GLEIF website for updates.

By engaging in social media, GLEIF makes available to the public timely and comprehensive information on LEI developments and GLEIF activities and encourages direct interaction with the organization.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Response time: 1 business day

Public

Third Party Events

Feature information on conferences and events providing participants with the opportunity to stay informed on the LEI and related developments in the areas of, among others, identification management, data management and risk management.

Third Party Events

Feature information on conferences and events providing participants with the opportunity to stay informed on the LEI and related developments in the areas of, among others, identification management, data management and risk management.

GLEIF offers event organizers the possibility to feature their event or conference on the English language GLEIF website in the section ‘Featured Events’.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Update frequency: Next business day upon arrival

Public

Videos & Podcasts

Produce and publish videos and podcasts offering concise information about GLEIF and LEI related developments.

Videos & Podcasts

Produce and publish videos and podcasts offering concise information about GLEIF and LEI related developments.

Videos and podcasts about GLEIF and LEI are posted on the GLEIF website, Vimeo and YouTube. The user can reproduce this information any time and is able to download any of the content published on the GLEIF Vimeo channel.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%

Lifecycle Services
Partnership Program

Certification of LEI Mapping

The certification program ensures that organizations which map the LEI to their own identifiers use reasonable methodologies and / or processes to do so accurately.

Certification of LEI Mapping

The certification program ensures that organizations which map the LEI to their own identifiers use reasonable methodologies and / or processes to do so accurately.

GLEIF’s Certification of LEI Mapping service evaluates the mapping processes and algorithms applied by organizations seeking to link other identification schemes to the LEI.

Certification, and the subsequent publication by GLEIF of publicly available, open source relationship files which match mapping partner identifiers against corresponding LEIs, eases the process of gathering, aggregating and reconciling counterparty information.

When seeking certification, the mapping partner documents the nature and extent of the mapping methodologies and / or processes. This enables GLEIF to review the processes and procedures, validate sample data from the mapping partner and determine if the sample data meets or exceeds GLEIF’s pre-determined accuracy and quality criteria. In cases where it does, GLEIF certification is confirmed.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability: GLEIF website target = 99.9%
Processing time: 30 business days after the decision to proceed with the mapping partner certification

Partnership Program

LOU Accreditation

Entities desiring to become LEI issuing organizations must seek accreditation by GLEIF.

LOU Accreditation

Entities desiring to become LEI issuing organizations must seek accreditation by GLEIF.

In order to support the integrity of the Global LEI System, an extensive vetting process is in place to ensure that LEI issuing organizations (also referenced as 'Local Operating Units' or LOUs) reflect and incorporate the vision and internal control requirements of GLEIF within their operations.

The Accreditation Manual and Accreditation Checklist (Appendix 02) can be downloaded from GLEIF’s website.

Service version: v 1.0

Availability:

  • 99.9 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00) for GLEIF Website
  • 97.7 % (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00) for Customer Portal

Processing time
Applicant documentation review: Review Accreditation Plan submission within 45 business days of receipt of full set of materials.
Candidate documentation review: Review Candidate submission within 3 months of receipt of complete set of materials.

Partnership Program

LOU Annual Accreditation Verification

GLEIF’s process of re-verification of the LEI issuing organization's compliance with expected internal controls within its LEI operations.

LOU Annual Accreditation Verification

GLEIF’s process of re-verification of the LEI issuing organization's compliance with expected internal controls within its LEI operations.

GLEIF will request from the LEI issuing organization (also referenced as 'Local Operating Unit' or LOU) certain documentation and evidence of compliance with expected internal controls which need to be in place for an accredited LOU to be operational.

This exercise is based upon the current status of internal controls that were verified as part of the LOU’s initial accreditation and as amended in the event under the accreditation change process.

The annual accreditation verification process is executed on or after the anniversary date of the LOU’s date of accreditation as documented on their accreditation certificate.

Using a template provided by GLEIF, the LOU verifies the status of each processing area as mentioned in the Accreditation Checklist. For areas where significant changes have occurred, the LOU documents the nature and extent of the changes and how it/they effected LEI processing. Supporting documentation must be provided as additional information regarding the change(s).

GLEIF reviews this information and assesses the overall impact of any changes noted in the internal controls. GLEIF determines if the changed internal controls still meet the required control standard and advises the LOU as to whether any remediation action is required.

Service version: v 1.1

Availability: 97.7% (Monday – Sunday 00:00 – 24:00) for Customer Portal

Processing time:
LOU:

  • LOUs must complete any required remediation action based upon the LOU Annual Accreditation Verification follow up schedule, as listed in the LOU Annual Accreditation Verification report

GLEIF:

  • GLEIF shall review the LOU submitted documentation within 30 business days of receipt of the complete set of documents
Partnership Program

Re-Certification of LEI Mapping

Re-certification of LEI Mapping accuracy and confirmation of relevant data sample matching algorithm.

Re-Certification of LEI Mapping

Re-certification of LEI Mapping accuracy and confirmation of relevant data sample matching algorithm.

Annually, the mapping partners update GLEIF’s understanding of the current status of the mapping algorithms that were verified as part of the initial certification.

For areas where significant changes have occurred, the mapping partners document the nature and extent of the changes and how they affected the mapping processing. Supporting documentation must be provided as additional information regarding the change(s) upon GLEIF’s request.

GLEIF and the mapping partners review the information and assess the overall impact of any changes noted in the mapping algorithm. GLEIF and the mapping partners determine if the changed mapping algorithm still meets the required standard and decide as to whether any remediation action is required.

Service version: v 1.0

Processing time: GLEIF: 30 business days
Update frequency: Yearly on anniversary date of mapping partner certification

Partnership Program

Trigger LEI Management Transfer

Trigger the porting of all LEIs and legal entity reference data from one LEI issuing organization (also referenced as Local Operating Unit or LOU) to another LOU or GLEIF in certain cases.

Trigger LEI Management Transfer

Trigger the porting of all LEIs and legal entity reference data from one LEI issuing organization (also referenced as Local Operating Unit or LOU) to another LOU or GLEIF in certain cases.

GLEIF triggers a transfer of the management authority for one or more LEIs from the LOU when the LOU is either unable or unauthorized to provide service, or at the expiry of the Master Agreement.

In the case that a legal entity triggers the transfer of its own LEI, GLEIF and this service are not involved.

Service version: v 1.0

Completeness:

  • No LEIs are left without any operating managing LOU for more than 48 hours during GLEIF business days.
  • In case of force majeure, GLEIF shall trigger this process within 48 hours during GLEIF business days, given the impacted LOU stops LEI file daily upload and does not provide business as usual confirmation.
Partnership Program

vLEI Issuer Qualification

Entities desiring to become Qualified vLEI Issuers must seek Qualification by GLEIF

vLEI Issuer Qualification

Entities desiring to become Qualified vLEI Issuers must seek Qualification by GLEIF

In order to support the integrity of the vLEI Ecosystem, a vLEI Issuer Qualification Program is required for all Candidate vLEI Issuers seeking to become Qualified vLEI Issuers of the vLEI Ecosystem.
Every Candidate vLEI Issuer is required to complete the Qualification Program successfully in order to achieve Qualified vLEI Issuer status. The Qualification Program evaluates a Candidate vLEI Issuer’s financial, operational, and informational technology capabilities using the self-assessment questionnaire provided by GLEIF which is referred to as the vLEI Issuer Qualification Program Checklist.
The vLEI Issuer requirements which Qualified vLEI Issuers must meet are defined in the vLEI Ecosystem Governance Framework and in the vLEI Issuer Qualification Agreement and its Appendices, which can be downloaded from GLEIF’s website.
Upon successful completion of the Qualification Program, GLEIF issues Qualified vLEI Issuer vLEI Credentials to Qualified vLEI Issuers as well as TrustMarks and publishes and maintains a list of Qualified vLEI Issuers on the GLEIF website.
It is expected that, on average, the qualification process takes roughly 3 months to be completed.

Service version: v 1.0

Processing time
Documentation Completeness: 10 calendar days
Documentation Review: 60 calendar days