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MoU between GLEIF and LEI ROC



Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

The LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) is a group of public authorities from around the globe established in January 2013 to coordinate and oversee a worldwide framework of legal entity identification, the Global LEI System. In its role as overseer of GLEIF, the LEI ROC ensures that GLEIF upholds the principles of the Global LEI System.

In October 2015, GLEIF and the LEI ROC concluded a Memorandum of Understanding, which describes their common understanding for the implementation of the governance principles of the Global LEI System and GLEIF Statutes, in particular the expected division of responsibilities for overseeing various parts of the Global LEI System.

The Memorandum of Understanding also organizes cooperation between the LEI ROC and GLEIF in developing standards for the Global LEI System, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, as well as the coordination of the promotion of the Global LEI System and the use of the LEI.

Download as PDF: Memorandum of Understanding between the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation