Recent conversations with executives close to the GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identification Foundation) revealed an underlying conflict in the creation of the LEI database. The LEI registration process and data collection activities are being optimized for three constituencies: the regulators, the registrants, and the Local Operating Units (LOUs). However, a fourth constituency, equal in importance […]
Alacra UK always has a unique way of making the holiday fun and special. Hilariously ugly sweater contests are just the top of the tree so to speak. This year it looks like the lovely Victoria Todd won a “decorate your desk” contest by outdoing everyone else on […]
When we last published Inside the LEI in May there were 13 pre-Local Operating Units (LOUs) and about 237,000 entities that had been assigned an LEI. Six months later, there are 19 pre-LOUs and over 311,000 entities have been assigned an LEI. That’s an increase in entities covered of 37%. Our analysis in the spring […]
We are excited to announce that Alacra was awarded the Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank at A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit yesterday in London. London Managing Director Don Roll, who spoke at the event, was there to accept the award with the Alacra Team.
Alacra Compliance Primer – Enforcement Actions for U.S. Sanctions Violations Offer Lessons for Compliance
Barbara Keller, CAMS, CFCS, and former Deputy Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement for FinCEN, has written a new Alacra Compliance Primer which details the evolution of several of the most significant cases of U.S. sanctions violation cases, some of which also included penalties for AML violations. Recent actions have been taken primarily against foreign […]
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited has an LEI.
ALBERGHIERA SOLE S.R.L. IL REGISTRO IMPRESE NON GARANTISCE LA CORRISPONDENZA DEGLI ASSETTI PROPRIETARI CON LA REALE COMPAGINE SOCIALE, POICHE’ LA SOCIETA’ NON HA PROVVEDUTO ALL’AGGIORNAMENTO […]
Alacra Compliance Primer – Robust Onboarding is Key to Customer Classification Compliance Under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR
As the push for transparency continues to evolve under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR, robust onboarding practices that comprehensively capture key attributes of each client, owner and counterparty will be needed to meet reporting requirements for customer classification. These regulatory schemes nudge existing AML/KYC systems into the realm of tracking client sophistication and understanding the purposes […]
A-Team Group just published an Industry Briefing focusing on entity identifier mapping as a key component to achieving a single view of the customer for financial institutions. “Single view” is critical for complying with many different regulations in different jurisdictions. It is also critical for risk reduction, cost reduction and more effective cross-selling programs. Alacra […]
An Industry Briefing Prepared by Reference Data Review:
This paper looks at the regulatory and business challenges facing firms as they struggle to institute a client-centric view of their data, and explores how cross-referencing data sources can help them achieve their entity data management goals.” Download White Paper
Over 270,000 entities have been assigned an LEI yet the Central Operating Unit, the body that is supposed to provide guidance to the LOUs still does not exist. So the universe of entities that have LEIs is a mish-mash of US and European funds and other businesses that have little rhyme or reason. This edition […]