Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)
WM Datenservice is Europe’s largest agency for the allocation of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) (as of Feb. 2017). This internationally standardized and globally valid identifier for financial market participants has the objective to unequivocally identify contracting parties and can be used to comply with a variety of reporting requirements.
WM Datenservice is one of the leading data providers for the German financial industry. In addition to the LEI, it also assigns the German Securities Identification Number (Wertpapierkennnummer, WKN) and the International Securities identification Number (ISIN) to securities issued by German issuers. Since April 2013, WM Datenservice has been allocating the LEI. In October 2013, it was endorsed as global LEI allocation agency. As of February 2017, it has issued more than 69,000 LEIs to customers in 132 countries.
We respond to all your questions on LEI application, renewal, or transfer using our in-depth knowledge and high level of expertise.
This is why you should use WM Datenservice to apply for an LEI:
- Proven data expertise
- Europe’s largest LEI allocation agency (as of Febr. 2017)
- Convenient LEI online application and management
- Specialized LEI-Helpdesk and outstanding customer service
- Certified data privacy and security
What is the format of the LEI?
The LEI format is based on ISO Standard 17442 and follows Financial Stability Board (FSB) specifications. The LEI consists of a 20-digit alphanumeric code. It has the following pattern: