Identification Revolution

MiFIR and EMIR are hastening replacement of client codes with global identifiers

Silvano Stagni, global head of research, Hatstand, a Synechron company

A number of regulations due to take effect between now and 2018 will have a major impact on Europe's single market in financial services, which encompasses European Union countries, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Andorra. All affect reporting and some will require legal entities to be identified using a standardized legal entity identifier (LEI).

In the single market, an LEI is currently used when reporting derivative trades to transaction repositories to identify the counterparties or

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