GLEIF has set up in 2017 a process to enhance the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data pool, by including "Level 2" data to answer the question of "who owns whom". Specifically, legal entities that renew or acquire an LEI must report their "direct accounting consolidating parent" as well as their "ultimate accounting consolidating parent". You will have to report your entities relationships as of October 2017 on LEI-France website. As of that date, this reporting will be mandatory to request or renew an LEI.

For furher information about the collection and use of "level 2" data. You can visit GLEIF website at :

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
  • Find 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