LEI Uptake Still Brisk Post-Mifid II Deadline

The lead-up to Mifid II led to a huge jump in Legal Entity Identifiers issued, and LEI uptake continues to break records through Q1 2018.

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Stephan Wolf, GLEIF CEO: "We expect regulatory action to remain one of the drivers of global LEI adoption"

According to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), although the Mifid II preparation frenzy is over, the LEI bacchanalia carries on.

GLEIF CEO Stephan Wolf reports that to date, LEI issuance for 2018 “significantly exceeded historic data,” with about 168,000 LEIs issued in the first quarter, compared to 19,000 issued in the first quarter of 2017.

In December of 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) granted market participants a six-month grace period to

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