Your weekly LEI roundup with highlights from the LEI ecosystem.

In this series, we aim to bring you the latest news from the LEI ecosystem, so you can start the week one step ahead. This week we’ve seen:

  • More regulation driving LEI adoption
  • Recognition of the ISIN-LEI mapping initiative
  • Evolving blockchain and SSI news
  • Innovation from within the RapidLEI partner network

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ESMA Proposes Amendments To MiFIR Transactions And Reference Data Reporting Regimes 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recently published the final MiFIR review report on the obligations to report transactions and reference data.

This final report includes recommendations and possible legislative amendments to MiFID II/MiFIR. The aim of these adjustments is to simplify the current reporting regimes and to ensure the quality and usability of the reported data.

Read the full document.


ANNA/GLEIF Win Award ‘Most Innovative Data Standards Initiative’ (A-Team) 

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) have won the ‘Most innovative data standards initiative’ at the A-Team Innovation Awards 2021.

Stephan Wolf, CEO, GLEIF, said, “The ISIN-LEI mapping initiative has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2019. The service assists organisations in meeting regulatory reporting requirements and improves data aggregation required to strengthen the risk function’s capability to make judgements, gain efficiencies, reduce probability of losses and increase profitability.”

Read the full Press Release.


GLEIF at upcoming events

Stephan Wolf’s keynote speech at Data Amplified 2021

In his speech titled “Report Secure: Embracing Digital Signatures and Trusted Identity Across the World”, Stephan Wolf (GLEIF CEO) reviews the reasons why companies should consider the valuable role that the LEI plays, together with the trust and transparency it delivers, lowering key risks within markets.

Join Data Amplified 2021 on 16 April to discover more.

Clare Rowley at Better Finance conference

On April 22nd, Clare Rowley –GLEIF’s Head of Business Operations–, will participate in a panel discussion on MiFIDII in Better Finance’s international conference “Post-Brexit Capital Markets Union – How to make it work for people?”.


RapidLEI Partner Spotlight: LEI Register

Company Autocomplete plugin

LEI Register has released an autocomplete plugin that optimizes the user experience of verifying a company’s identity.

Learn more about the plugin and how to download it here.


More LEI news from around the web

  • LinkedIn Pulse post by Dr Agata Slater: Blockchain and decentralized identity – Are enterprises ready for SSI?
  • Future of Finance: The payments innovation illusion: machine-readable, cryptographically secure digital identities have the potential to drastically reduce the cost of compliance for individual customers, as do LEIs for corporates.
  • Blockchains: Blockchains Acquires Evan GmbH.


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