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Active Legal Entity Identifiers Set to Top 1.5 Million by End 2019

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is forecast to pass the 1.5 million mark of active identifiers in the fourth quarter of this year, another landmark for the LEI, which has seen relatively slow adoption despite capital markets participants’ calls for data standards. The fourth quarter forecast is made in the Global LEI Foundation’s (GLEIF’s) second…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Fifth Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook, sponsored for the fourth year running by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company. The past year has seen a crackdown on corporate responsibility for financial crime – with financial firms facing draconian fines for non-compliance and the very real…

DSB Reports Growing Industry Interest in Gaining Added Value from its ISIN Allocation Service

The results of the Derivatives Service Bureau’s (DSB) first industry consultation in 2019 show users of the bureau moving on from initial implementation issues around the DSB ISIN allocation and maintenance service, and expressing growing interest in efficiency and gaining added value from the service. The consultation, now in its third year, closed on June…

FSB Suggests Reducing Cost of LEIs in Response to Review Finding LEI Coverage too Low

The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) latest review of the Legal Entity Identifier, a Thematic Review on Implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI),   offers an ‘I said so’ to the sceptics, but also recommendations that should benefit firms using the LEI and encourage further take-up that will drive data standards, quality and accuracy across the…

GLEIF Partners XBRL to Offer Benefits of Embedding LEIs in Machine-Readable Financial Documents

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) continues to add use cases of the LEI beyond regulatory compliance, this time through a partnership with XBRL International that allows LEIs to be embedded in digital, machine-readable financial documents. Demonstrating the partnership, the GLEIF has published its 2018 annual report in human and machine-readable Inline XBRL and…

An Update on the LEI – Where Are we Now?

There are mixed views in our industry about the success of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – questions about lapsed identifiers, comments on a slow rate of adoption, and calls for more regulatory mandates requiring use of the LEI. There are also some tremendous successes in countries such as India, which is not a member…

Derivatives Service Bureau Calls for Industry Input to 2019 Consultation

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has opened its 2019 consultation with a focus on getting industry feedback on operations such as data submission enhancements, services such as data flow rationalisation, technical issues including infrastructure and workflows, and legal aspects including the fee survey and user agreement forum. The consultation is seeking responses from both direct…

FSB Names Derivatives Service Bureau as Sole Provider of the Unique Product Identifier

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has designated the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) as the sole service provider for the future Unique Product Identifier (UPI) system. The DSB will also be the operator of the UPI reference data library and will start to issue UPIs once their code and reference data are set as international data…

Global Data Standards are Essential Yet Elusive, So How Can Our Industry Help?

Global data standards and identifiers are essential to business growth, market stability and cost reduction. They are also challenging to implement in a technology environment characterised by data silos and at a time when standards differ across multiple jurisdictions and can lack clarity and specificity. Featured Download: An update on data standards and global identifiers…

RapidLEI Reports Robust Q1 Results, Plans New Partnerships

RapidLEI from Ubisecure, the GLEIF accredited Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuer specialising in the automation of the LEI provision process, has reported an LEI growth rate exceeding 135% for the first quarter of 2019. The issuance data, as published by the GLEIF, represents a strong beginning to 2019 for the firm; as well as a…