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

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Transferring an LEI code to Canadian LEI

Companies apply for an LEI through a service provider, like Canadian LEI. They need to do this because companies can’t apply for or update details within the LEI database, which is managed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation – GLEIF. Instead, a service provider (LOU – Local Operating Unit) is assigned to each LEI […]

Legal Entity Indentifiers: Renewing your LEI number

Every LEI is issued for a period of 1 year and needs to be renewed annually. It is extremely important to distinguish between renewing an LEI code and changing the data associated with an LEI. Changing the data means updating data in the GLEIF database. Be sure to update your company details with your service […]

Global Legal Entity Identifier system

What is a Legal Entity Identifier and why do companies need it? A Legal Entity Identifier code or LEI number is a unique global identification number for a company that is issued by a GLEIF accredited Local Operating Unit. Financial institutions and regulators use LEIs to identify participants in financial markets. The LEI system was […]

Regulatory Use of Legal Entity Identifiers. The LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC)

The potential regulatory benefits associated with a global framework for financial transactions was recognised as early as 20 years prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the implementation of the Global LEI System, each country was responsible for implementing their own framework to track financial transactions. The ad hoc nature of the previous system […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The role of LEI adoption in economic growth

Just over a decade on, aftershocks from the 2008 global financial crisis are still being felt. It is becoming easier to imagine that the global economy has returned to normal – the European Union has experienced economic growth for seven consecutive years; the US stock market set a record in August 2018 for the longest-running […]