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CUSIP Global Services Adds ISIN to LEI Mapping for US and Canadian Securities

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) has joined the initiative led by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to map ISINs to LEIs. ANNA and GLEIF set up the mapping initiative back in April 2019 with a limited number of National Numbering Agencies within ANNA joining the project, which…

Refinitiv and Trulioo Partner on New Digital Identity Product for KYC

Refinitiv today launched Qual-ID, a new solution combining digital identity verification and document proofing from Trulioo with risk screening from its World Check database to help improve digital onboarding of consumers and compliance with KYC and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations around the world. The launch follows the decision earlier this year to withdraw the firm’s…

Comments on the FSB’s Recent Report on the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Initiative

By: Allan D. Grody, President, Financial InterGroup. It is over a decade since the CFTC and SEC, along with the newly organized US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research, called for a legal entity identifier (LEI) for all those financial market participants involved in the newly regulated OTC derivatives markets. The US regulators’ interest in the…

DSB Industry Consultation Calls for Improved Data Quality and Cybersecurity

Following our recent report on the results of the Derivatives Service Bureau’s (DSB’s) first 2019 industry consultation the Bureau has today released the results of its second 2019 industry consultation. In line with the first 2019 report, the second shows ongoing industry interest in further analysis of DSB functionality with a view to the delivery…

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…