The Match Game

Strapline: Regulation & Standards


The legal entity identifier (LEI), as defined by the US Treasury and being considered by the G-20 countries, aims to solve issues around identifying securities, but has created another issue—matching those identifications to reference data generated from trading and distributed by data vendors.

When data providers have proprietary data formats, data consumers must use internal keys to these formats that they create themselves. The firms will then have to match these keys to LEIs, explains Darren