More LEI Fun Facts

Wimbledon The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited has an LEI.


By |June 3rd, 2014|Alacra, Financial Regulations, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts|

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 […]

Cross –Referencing Entity Data for a Client-Centric View of the Enterprise

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 […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Alacra, Know Your Customer, Posts, Reference Data|

Cross-Referencing Entity Data for a Client-Centric View of the Enterprise

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

Inside the LEI – Part III

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 […]

A-Team’s Data Management Summit

On Tuesday, at the A-Team’s Data Management Summit, I was on a panel titled Beyond Dodd-Frank: Managing Entity Data with the Global LEI.  My co-panelists were Scott Preiss of CUSIP Global Services, Ron Jordan of DTCC and Mark Alvarez of Interactive Data Corporation.  Sarah Underwood of A-Team Group was the moderator.

Highlights of […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue III

LEI registration continues apace. There are currently over 260,000 entities that have been assigned an LEI and there are now 14 Local Operating Units or LOUs. This update contains information from 10 of the LOUs covering about 92% of the LEI universe… Download

Eggs, Bacon and Regulation


Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club

On Tuesday in London, Alacra and our content partner CounterpartyLink hosted a breakfast meeting called Eggs, Bacon and Regulation.  Chris Skinner, chairman of the Financial […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Positive Developments on Beneficial Ownership

It is widely accepted that illicit actors continue to create legal entities, masking beneficial ownership information in order to facilitate access to the financial system and conduct financial crimes. A number of developments have recently occurred that may help the United States make progress on requiring the identification of beneficial ownership of businesses and accountholders… […]

Two Minute Drill – Alacra Reference Data

Meet Alex Harrison and get a better understanding as to how Alacra can help achieve a single view of customer, meet regulatory reporting requirements and knock down data silos.

By |April 11th, 2014|Alacra, Know Your Customer, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|