Warning, all entities have to report financial relationships (direct and ultimate parent) via the page "My actions / Report a financial relationship" before obtaining or renewing LEI. No LEI request or renewal will succeed without prior relationship reporting.
In case of difficulties on how to proceed, for any questions regarding the different steps to follow or if you want to know more about declaring financial relationships, refer first and foremost to our FAQ. It answers most of the common questions and will facilitate your initiatives while saving you a considerable amount of time.

The G20 endorsed at the Los Cabos Summit in June 2012 a Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS) which uniquely identifies parties to financial transactions. The GLEIS aims for facilitating risk management and risk control by both the private sector and public authorities. The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has imposed its use for some derivative instruments since Febuary 2014.

This unique identifier for market participants is known as the « Legal Entity Identifier » (LEI), defined in the ISO 17442 standard.

The establishment of the GLEIS is led by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), which enabled a structure made up of Local Operating Units (LOU) providing LEI and a Central Operating Unit (COU) ensuring consistency. The Regulatory Oversight Committee, representing public authorities (ROC) oversees the system, making sure the G20 principles are observed (non profit-making, public interest, ...)

On this website, you can:
  • request an LEI (a personal account is required)
  • renew an LEI by logging into your account
  • rind LEI via the page Search for LEI
  • download all allocated LEI via the page Download
  • manage your LEI and access your pending estimates via the page My actions or Log in
  • report financial relationships (mandatory to certify/renew LEI)