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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) enables clear and unique identification of legal entities engaging in financial transactions. Implementation of the LEI increases the ability of authorities in any jurisdiction to evaluate risk, conduct market surveillance and take corrective steps. Use of an LEI also generates tangible benefits for businesses including reduced counterparty risk and increased operational efficiencies.Learn More
LEI is a unique and globally valid identifier of legal entities involved in financial transactions. Any entity legally or financially responsible for the performance of financial transactions is eligible for a LEI. LEIs are currently required in the USA under Dodd-Frank Act , in the European Union according to the requirements of the EMIR and AIFM directives, and in Switzerland under the Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading Act (FMIA/Finfra G/LIMF) since the 1st of January 2016.Learn More
The way we work has been revolutionized by technology. As part of this, the automation and digitization of many manual processes has led to considerable time and cost saving. However, despite these ch Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) as a common and global identifier to combat this issue encompasses a wide range of business use cases that span multiple industries, business activities and functions.
The LEI enables clear and unique identification of legal entities participating in financial transactions by connecting to key reference information. The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) makes available the Global LEI Index, , which is the only global online source that provides open, standardized and high quality legal entity reference data. Each LEI contains information about an entity’s ownership structure, answering to ‘who is who’ and ‘who owns whom’.Learn More
From 1st January 2019: Obligation for foreign branches of Swiss traders and foreign participants to report.
From 1st October 2018: Obligation to register and report securities trading. Retroactive transmission of declarations from 1 January 2018 at the latest by 31 December 2018.
From 1st October 2017: Obligation to record and report derivative transactions in transaction records.
From mid-2018 (originally January 3, 2018): Reporting obligation for legal entities in accordance with the MiFIR regulation, which is part of the MiFID II directive of the EU. An additional transitional period of 6 months is granted (ESMA communication posted on 20.12.2017).Learn More