2015: Year of the LEI Break-Out?

MiFID II, CSDR and Other Regulations Make LEI Harder to Ignore

Tony Freeman, executive director, global industry relations, Omgeo

Could 2015 be the year the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)-the unique code that identifies parties to a financial transaction-really penetrates the market?

Uptake of the code is historically regulation-driven, and with this year and next bringing recommendations and regulations across jurisdictions and asset classes, it could be poised to be taken up in spheres where it is still an unfamiliar concept.

Some observers say not enough entities have registered for the LEI. But those responsible for

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