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All counterparties to OTC derivative transactions defined under OSC Rule 91-507 must have an LEI

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The importance of trust in Identity in the digital Age

As digital solutions become increasingly omnipresent, the importance of implementing mechanisms to establish trust in identity in the digital age increases too. Keeping our online identities safe is one side of the coin; keeping ourselves safe as we transact with faceless customers is the other. The complexity only increases when we consider the business transactions … Continued

When do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

The use of LEIs within Canada is mandated by the Provincial Governments. LEIs have been compulsory in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec since October 31, 2014 and across all other provinces and territories since July 2016. Legal entities that trades in debt securities have been required to report the trades to the relevant body within their … Continued

History of the Legal Entity Identifier System

Prior to 2012, Legal Entity Identifiers (also known as LEI codes or numbers, or simply as LEIs) did not exist. Instead, each country used their own codes and systems to track financial transactions. The result of this is that it was nearly impossible to identify counterpart transactions within the global market. This meant that it … Continued

Machine-Readable LEIs trust in corporate transactions

The Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has given us a glimpse of what’s to come. The organisation’s alphanumeric LEI code was embedded into its 2018 financial report. It’s the first official business report to have verified LEI reference data published with the electronic version of the document.  The report was also published with the embedded signatures … Continued