Legal Entity Identifier Data Simplified

LEI Checkup

Regulators are enforcing LEI requirements.
LEI Checkup verifies your data is compliant, identifies open issues and provides remediation guidance.
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Smart Match

Mapping in-house data to LEIs is a challenge.
Smart Match uses advanced text matching algorithms to improve match rates and speed the process.

Alerts

An LEI is static but its reference data is not.
Alerts provide targeted notification of data updates that have compliance or risk implications.

Data Feeds

Need LEI data for your in-house database?
LEI Smart provides easy-to-use and cost effective data feeds customizable to your needs.

API

Our API exposes the advanced search and validation services we built for our own applications. If you need more than LEI lookup, we’ve got you covered.

Consulting

LEI Smart has the domain expertise, as well as the development and QA tools to move your project forward quickly and effectively.

Expert Guidance

LEI Smart's Ben Lis writes about legal entity identifiers and related topics. Subscribe to our newsletter for his latest tips and insights.

Understanding LEI Names

on May 14, 2018

A legal entity has an official legal name, and it may also be identified by other names such as a trade name. This is why the LEI common data format requires every LEI to have a legal name and supports other name types. You can use this name data to find the LEI of a party, such as a client, or as a data source for in-house databases. This post provides some tips for using LEI name data.

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Understanding LEI Status

on March 5, 2018

Every LEI has not one, but two statuses associated with it. These statuses change over a legal entity’s lifecycle and often have critical implications for regulatory compliance and risk management. To appreciate these implications, you need to understand the different status values. In this post we define each status, describe the values each can assume and provide stats on the current distribution of these values across the LEI universe. We discuss the relationship between the two statuses and list the reasons a status can change.

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Sizing the MiFID II LEI Wave

on February 1, 2018

How many LEIs have been issued due to MiFID II? Has LEI issuance crested, and if so, when? Did many wait until the end of the year to apply for an LEI? Is MiFID II-related LEI issuance still occurring? At LEI Smart we’re naturally interested in these questions. That interest was further piqued by ESMA’s last-minute delay to some of MiFID II’s LEI related requirements. We’ve analyzed LEI issuance data to come up with answers to these questions.

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ESMA's Latest Lei Statement Allows for Some Delay

on December 22, 2017

On December 20th, 2017 ESMA issued a statement announcing steps intended to smooth the introduction of MiFID II’s legal entity identifier (LEI) requirements. Some of the news headlines regarding the statement might lead you to believe that all of MiFID II’s LEI requirements have been delayed six months, but that’s not the case. Additionally, the delayed requirements have conditions attached. If you are actively involved in LEI data management or are working on MiFID II implementation, it’s worth reading ESMA’s brief, two-page statement.

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