1. The LEI code is the most important global identifier.

  • The LEI was created as a result of the 2008 financial crisis to deliver strong organization identity for counter-parties.

  • LEIs protect citizens during market crises by providing understanding of dependencies and risk exposure.

  • Endorsed by the G20 and the Financial Stability Board, and regulated by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF).

2. The LEI enables compliant, cross-border transactions.

  • NO LEI, NO TRADE : non-compliance with certain regulations risks fines and no-trade penalties.

  • LEIs are made mandatory by MiFID, MiFIR, Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR and many other regulations.

  • New regulations mandating LEI inclusion go live every month.

3. The LEI code enables trust in your organization's legitimacy and identity.

  • Data providers and credit check organizations utilize LEIs in Know-Your-Customer (KYC) on-boarding, and client identity refresh processes.

  • Missing LEIs cause disruptions in business activities, deals, and transactions.

  • LEIs are the primary connector between all the regional and private sector organization identifiers.

4. LEI records contain valuable, accurate, and transparent identity data attributes.

  • Both humans and machines can verify the LEI.

  • The entire LEI database is open and searchable via web, full dataset download, or API.

  • LEIs provide up-to-date organization identity.

  • The LEI is the only identifier to connect parent and children organizations.

  • LEIs support multiple languages for names and addresses.

5. LEIs enable applications to utilize your strong organizational identity.

  • LEIs are included in electronic / digital signatures, documents, press releases, site seals, QR codes, bar codes, and more.

  • Human & machine-readable XBRL Digital Signatures are linked to LEI for permanent certainty about integrity of document such as annual reports and financial statements.

  • LEIs are now included in x.509 digital certificates.

  • LEIs will be included in SWIFT transactions in the new ISO payment standard.