Regulators in many jurisdictions have mandated the use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) to increase transparency and reduce risks in financial markets – however, the question of identity at a national level, and outside of the finance sector, can be complex and inefficient. The LEI ROC (Regulatory Oversight Committee) progress report recommended that individual jurisdictions […]
This week the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) have announced the signing of a new initiative to link International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). The aim is to help improve the transparency of exposure by linking the issuer and issuance of securities. […]
Time has now run out. Well, for those legal entities that have yet to obtain an LEI that is. Since June 3rd, EU investment firms without a Legal Entity Identifier have been subject to a restriction on providing any services that trigger an obligation to submit a transaction report for a transaction entered into on behalf […]
At this week’s GLEIF workshop in San Francisco, a host of experts from around the world gathered to discuss identity in all shapes, ranging from regulatory reporting to commercial applications in cutting-edge consumer platforms. The focus of the meeting turned on digital identity, and the opportunities that exist to use the LEI as a part […]
At XBRL International we believe that there is an extraordinary opportunity for collaboration both between regulators and amongst the regulated to improve clarity, improve outcomes and to bring about significant simplification. It’s also a chance to lower the costs associated with inconsistent regulations imposed on business. JP Morgan Chase seems to agree.
Regulators are streamlining identity by adopting the LEI. With more than 1.2 million LEIs already acquired by companies operating in financial markets, this global identifier is now the preferred solution for regulatory reporting right around the world.
This is the fifth in a series of guest posts from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Standards, CFA Institute. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amendments intended to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements outside the financial statements as well as improve the readability and navigability of disclosure documents. This article comments […]
The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) hosted a webinar last Thursday (16 November) to highlight and discuss progress in LEI reporting and supervision. This provided another opportunity to remind market participants to obtain an LEI in readiness for the European Union revised MiFID II mandate. With less than two months before the MiFID II regime […]
Research undertaken by McKinsey & Company and GLEIF estimates that the wider adoption of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) could yield annual savings of over $150 million in the investment banking industry and up to a further $500m for banks in the issuance of letters of credit. The resulting white paper estimated that annual savings in […]