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Nord vLEI Becomes First European GLEIF Qualified vLEI Issuer

Nord vLEI has become the first European-based verifiable LEI (vLEI) issuer qualified by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Nord vLEI is a subsidiary of NordLEI, the leading LEI issuer in Scandinavia and eighth largest globally, with more than 165,000 LEIs issued since 2014. The vLEI is a digitised organisational identity that meets global…

GLEIF Opens vLEI Issuer Qualification Programme

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has underpinned the verifiable LEI (vLEI) with an issuer qualification programme that once completed with allow businesses to obtain vLEI digital identify credentials from the issuer for use in digital organisational identity. The GLEIF expects the vLEI issuer qualification process to take about 90 days. A qualified vLEI…

GLEIF Releases ebook The vLEI: Introducing Digital I.D. for Legal Entities Everywhere

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has released an ebook, The vLEI: Introducing Digital I.D. for Legal Entities Everywhere. The ebook promotes use of the verifiable LEI (vLEI), which supports digitised organisational identity to meet global interest in automated authentication and verification of legal entities across industries including financial services. The ebook presents an…

GLEIF Publishes vLEI Governance Framework to Support Digital Identities for All Legal Entities

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has published its planned verifiable LEI (vLEI) Ecosystem Governance Framework and is working with capital markets regulators on how the vLEI could be a means of securing filings and reports. It has also presented the framework for review by the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the LEI, which…

BNP Paribas Becomes First EU G-SIB to Join GLEIF Validation Agent Programme

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) continues to build out the Global LEI System (GLEIS) with the addition of BNP Paribas as a Validation Agent. The addition of BNP Paribas marks the first global systemically important bank (G-SIB) headquartered in the EU to join the Validation Agent programme. Most recently, the GLEIF added Nord…

Alexandre Kech Steps Up to Role of GLEIF CEO as Stephan Wolf Steps Down

Following the decision by Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), to step down from the role on 24 June 2024 after a decade of leading the foundation from its start-up phase to the growing organisation it is today, the GLEIF board of directors has appointed Alexandre Kech to the position….

Stephan Wolf Steps Down from Role of GLEIF CEO in June 2024

Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), will step down from the role on 24 June 2024 after a decade of leading the foundation from its start-up phase to the growing organisation it is today. In a post on LinkedIn, Wolf writes: “After a decade of incredible experiences and achievements, I…

DTCC Pulls Out of LEI Issuance with Closure of GMEI Utility – Bloomberg and LSE Expected Beneficiaries

DTCC has closed its Global Markets Entity Identifier (GMEI) utility and will no longer issue Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) as a Local Operating Unit (LOU) in the Global LEI System. In a notice to GMEI clients, DTCC said the utility, operated by DTCC subsidiary and accredited LOU Business Entity Data B.V., terminated all its LEI…

GLEIF Names Dessa Glasser as Chair of the Board

Dessa Glasser, principal of the Financial Risk Group, has been appointed chair of the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF). An existing GLEIF board member and chair of the organisation’s risk committee, Glasser was elected and became chair on 25 June 2023. Her mission is to continue to evolve and expand the Global LEI System to enable…

GLEIF Notes Growth in LEI Numbers, Identifies New Use Cases Including Payments

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is alive and well, with numbers of active LEIs growing through 2022 despite no additional regulatory mandates, and new use cases of the identifier including cross-border payments expected to further expand not only numbers, but also acceptance and adoption of the standard. Data Management Insight recently talked to Stephan Wolf,…