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DSB Publishes Final Report from OTC ISIN Industry Consultation

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has published the final report, based on 2022 industry consultation, for 2023 OTC ISIN and CFI service provision. The report includes a summary of industry responses with accompanying analysis and DSB proposals for next steps for each of the consultation topics: Global agile architecture approach Undertaking a detailed review of…

GLEIF Initiates Use of Verifiable LEI with Signing of 2021 Annual Report

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has achieved a milestone in the realisation of a global ecosystem for digital business identity with the first use of a verifiable Legal Entity Identifier (vLEI) to sign its 2021 annual report. The vLEI, a digitally trusted version of the LEI, has the potential to meet the need…

Derivatives Service Bureau Delays Implementation of Unique Product Identifier

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has delayed implementation of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI), which was initially due to go live in Q3 2022, but will now be implemented in response to regulatory mandates, the first of which is expected to come from the CFTC in November 2023. The decision to delay implementation and wait…

Recorded Webinar: Data standards and global identifiers update

Data standards and global identifiers are the international language of capital markets – but how widely have they been adopted, how useful are they in practice, and can they stand the test of sustaining stable markets? This webinar will review data standards and global identifiers available in capital markets, discuss their adoption, and consider best…

ANNA Implementation of Revised ISO 6166 Standard Brings Together ISIN, LEI, CFI and FISN

Work by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) on the implementation of the revised ISO 6166 standard for the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) has resulted in an accessible set of four data standards that can be used together to improve data management and regulatory reporting. The standards include the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI),…

ESGi Embeds LEI in ESG Regulatory Reporting Platform

ESGi, a provider of trusted ESG data for the investment industry, has embedded Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) into its platform, taking advantage of the ISIN to LEI link initiated by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and helping buy-side firms identify which companies products are exposed to. The ESGi platform has been developed as a company…

Bloomberg Releases New Common Data Format for LEIs

Bloomberg has released the common data format 3.1 (CDF 3.1) for Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). The latest CDF published by the Global LEI Foundation includes six entity category data fields that depict the type of legal entity, such as investment fund or government entity, as well as residential government entities, types of fund relationships and…

DSB Opens Annual Consultation on OTC ISIN and CFI Service Provision

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has opened its annual consultation on OTC ISIN and CFI service provision for 2023. The consultation paper is published on the DSB website with responses open until 5 pm UTC, Monday 30 May 2022. A final report will be published on Thursday 30 June 2022. The consultation focuses on topics…

DSB Publishes Final Report on UPI Legal Terms and Conditions Consultation

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has published the final report on its UPI legal terms and conditions consultation and draft user legal documentation. The report focuses on industry feedback received on the consultation paper and confirms the legal provisions and associated mechanisms to be taken forward with respect to DSB legal documentation. Stakeholder feedback to…

New ISO Standard Extends Use of LEI-Based Digital Identity Tools

A recently published ISO standard, ISO 5009, has the potential to extend the utility and value of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) based digital identity tools by facilitating the inclusion of ‘official organisational role’ detail within them in a consistent manner. ISO 5009 paves the way for these tools – such as verifiable LEI (vLEI) credentials…