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Deriving True Business Value from the Global LEI

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – the free-to-use entity identifier – has established itself as a viable standard for helping financial institutions identify unique business entities that are parties to financial transactions. But it’s widely accepted to have its limitations. In particular, a lack of standardization and ability to link to associated data sets is…

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) – There’s More to LEs Than Meets the I

Firms everywhere remain under sustained regulatory pressure to reduce systemic risk, in part through the improvement of their view of counterparty risk. At the same time, the ongoing economic climate is forcing them to reduce costs, leading them to consider alternative operating models wherever possible. The emergence of the global legal entity identifier (LEI) standard…

Bloomberg Embraces the Legal Entity Identifier

The industry initiative to develop and promote a standard global legal entity identifier (LEI) is expected to significantly reduce the opacity associated with complex financial instruments, widely acknowledged to be a major contributing factor in the 2008 credit crisis. In this white paper, Bloomberg explains the implications of the emerging LEI for financial institutions, and…

LEI Readiness – Instant Integration with Alacra Concordance

The idea of an LEI pre-dates the 2008 financial crisis by several decades. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) had advocated an LEI (at one time called the IBEI – International Business Entity Identifier) for many years, but was unable to pinpoint an organization ready to build and maintain such a directory. For many securities…

Expanding Global Identifiers in Complex Assets and Other Areas

In the post-credit crisis financial services industry, risk management, compliance and transparency have emerged as focus points for review with provision of accurate and timely data recognised as a critical element of success. Fundamental to data provision is the accurate identification of both financial instruments and counterparties – without which you cannot truly measure your…

Business Entity Identifiers – The Crucial Foundation for Accurate Risk Management (Japanese Version)

As the financial world continues to grapple with the fallout of the credit crisis, one thing is clear: managing risk is now paramount to the surviving financial institutions. But you can’t manage what you don’t know. Many financial institutions have been caught in the current environment through a lack of awareness of their true exposure…

Business Entity Identifiers – The Crucial Foundation for Accurate Risk Management

As the financial world continues to grapple with the fallout of the credit crisis, one thing is clear: managing risk is now paramount to the surviving financial institutions. But you can’t manage what you don’t know. Many financial institutions have been caught in the current environment through a lack of awareness of their true exposure…