LEI Statistics

RapidLEI (Ubisecure) is a Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) accredited Local Operating Unit (LOU) and approved to issue and manage LEIs throughout the globe. This LEI Stats page presents changes, key trends and insights into the LEI ecosystem.

General LEI Trends

RapidLEI, GMEI Utility LEI, Bloomberg LEI, London Stock Exchange (LSEG) LEI

Validated LEIs issued so far in 2021

30,197

RapidLEI

18,630

GMEI Utility

15,879

Bloomberg LEI

4,513

London Stock Exchange LEI

Validated LEIs issued in 2020

34,118

RapidLEI

30,637

GMEI Utility

22,854

Bloomberg LEI

7,418

London Stock Exchange LEI

Validated vs. Non-Validated LEIs

LOUs validate LEI application data to either fully corroborated, partially corroborated, or Entity Supplied Only (ESO) levels. To be referred to as “validated” in our Stats, we require the LEI to be either fully or partially corroborated. Achieving the new LEI Conformity Flag will also require the LEI to be validated, which is why we closely track the trends of validated vs. non-validated LEIs.

LEI Data Quality as reported by the GLEIF

Looks at number of LEI challenges received, and the monthly quality issues reported for the top three LOUs – RapidLEI, GMEI Utility, and Bloomberg LEI. Legal Entity Reference Data Quality issues will impact the ability to achieve the new LEI Conformity Flag.

Total LEI Universe

Combines new LEIs issued from all accredited LOUs.

GLEIF RapidLEI

Total LEIs

1.94m

Global Growth Rate

16%

Regulations mandating LEI

116

Who collects the data for the LEI statistics?

LEI statistics and LEI graph data originate from the Global LEI Index – the data collected, maintained and published by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF). RapidLEI connects to the LEI Index to collect real-time data, and we supplement with data from monthly GLEIF business reports and GLEIF stats to compare LOU (GLEIF-accredited Legal Operating Units).

What is a Validated LEI vs. a non-Validated, or Entity Supplied Only (ESO) LEI?

RapidLEI and our RA partners define Validated LEIs as issued LEIs where application data has been corroborated, i.e. verified against approved registry sources, either in full or partially.

Non-Validated LEIs are defined as issued LEIs where application data has not been corroborated. Application data is supplied only by the applicant, hence the Entity Supplied Only (ESO) classification.

What is the LEI Conformity Flag?

The upcoming LEI conformity flag is a binary indicator that will be displayed within the Legal Entity record for the completeness and quality of the legal entity reference data. This is determined against the registration and reporting policies set by the LEI ROC (Regulatory Oversight Committee).

What are Transferred Legal Entity Identifiers?

A Legal Entity Identifier is managed by a single Local Operating Units (LOU). Issued LEIs may be transferred between different LOUs at the request of the LEI owner. The stats show:

  • LEIs Transferred In: the number of LEIs that the LOU has imported under its management at the request of the LEI owners.
  • LEIs Transferred Out: the number of LEIs the LOU has been required to transfer to a different LOU at the request of the LEI owners.

What does LEI Renewal Rate / LEI Lapsed Rate mean?

Legal Entity Identifiers must have entity reference data checked annually or the record will be classified as LAPSED. The Renewal Rate stat shows the % of issued LEIs that are renewed as expected annually, and hence the ratio of LEIs that otherwise fall into lapsed status.  

What are Challenges made on LEI data accuracy?

Each LOU provides relying parties with the ability to challenge LEI reference data if suspected to be inaccurate or out of date. We track the number of challenges for the major global LOUs as an indicator of perceived general accuracy within the LOU’s issuance base.

How does the GLEIF report data quality issues?

Each month the GLEIF publishes data accuracy reports for both the entire GLEIS and specific LOUs. The data quality issues detailed in the reports are included in summary on this page.

Which LOUs are included in the LEI stats?

This resource focuses on the leading global LOUs issuing legal identifiers worldwide – RapidLEI, GMEI Utility LEI (DTCC), Bloomberg LEI and the London Stock Exchange LEI group. The Total LEI Universe graph includes data from all the entire LEI ecosystem and all LOUs.