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One small step for Europe as GLEIF and ESMA publish example ESEF report

Leading by example, this week the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) published its annual report in Inline XBRL format. But GLEIF went further than that. The report has also been published on the ESMA website as an example ESEF report. The report conforms to the requirements set out in the ESEF Regulation and the guidance in […]

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XBRL US supports standards for Swaps Reporting

A recent XBRL US comment letter expresses support for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposal to introduce reporting standards and expand the use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – but urges the CFTC to require the use of a single data standard. The CFTC has proposed changes to the Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting […]

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LEI Taxonomy reaches Proposed Recommendation status

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) taxonomy has been published as a Proposed Recommendation. This indicates that sufficient implementation experience has been obtained to confidently believe that no additional development is needed. If no further issues are identified at this stage the specification will next be re-issued as an XBRL Recommendation. The LEI, governed by Global Legal […]

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XBRL US supports proposal requiring LEI for Surveys

The US Department of Commerce is consulting on a proposed rule update to International Services Surveys (BE-180), including a plan to require survey respondents that have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) to provide it. XBRL US has submitted a comment letter in support of this proposal, arguing that the LEI ‘presents a critical opportunity to […]

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Draft LEI Taxonomy Guidance Available

The LEI in XBRL Working Group, working under XBRL International’s Best Practice Board, has published guidance on how to use the recently updated LEI Taxonomy to incorporate LEIs into XBRL reports. Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) provide uniform and unique identification of legal entities, improving the consistency and comparability of data. LEIs are governed by the independent not for profit Global […]

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New LEI Taxonomy

The XBRL Best Practices Board has approved the publication of an updated version of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) taxonomy. This taxonomy, developed by the LEI in XBRL Working Group seeks to standardise the ways in which LEIs are used in XBRL Reports. LEIs provide globally unique identifiers for companies and other entities, and standardising the […]

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Who Else Needs the LEI?

Earlier this month the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) held a Meet the Market event in order to explore areas the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) could be further adopted within industry and the public sector. In an opening speech, Klaas Knot, Netherlands Central Bank Governor, described the valuable role the LEI can play in […]

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Adopting the LEI Could Save Banks Billions

Interesting news from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) this week as research shows that wider use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) by banks could unlock an estimated US $2-4 billion across the global banking sector annually. While the LEI has been proving beneficial for identification in regulatory environments for some time now, […]

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LEI News: July Update

A Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) blogpost this summer provided an overview of the latest news relevant to Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) adoption, highlighting the growing recognition of the LEI’s contribution to the development of a global, digital economy. In May we reported on the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) taking the first small step in […]

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GLEIF Release Video Explainer on Inclusion of LEI in Inline XBRL Annual Report

This great new video from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) clearly explains the process and advantages of Inline XBRL and unique digital identifiers. GLEIF recently published its annual reportusing machine-readable Inline XBRL format and embedding GELIF’s own Legal Entity Identifier into the financial information for the first time. The process of embedding an entity’s LEI […]

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