There are several different files involved with an LEI. Here’s how the GLEIF describe these files for applicants with parents.
- Level 1 – LEI-CDF format: Defines how Level 1 data, i.e. the information on ‘who is who’, is reported.
- Level 2 – Relationship Record-CDF (RR-CDF) format: Defines how Level 2 data, i.e. information on ‘who owns whom’, is reported for LEI registrants whose direct and ultimate parents have an LEI.
- Level 2 – Parent Reference Data format: Defines how reference data for parent entities without an LEI is stored and transferred between LEI issuers and GLEIF.