Inside the LEI — Issue IV — Part 3

LEI Registrations in the G20


Although it’s been over 2 years since the G20 leadership endorsed the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) recommendation about the LEI, adoption among most G-20 nations has been modest.

Percentage of BICs Assigned […]

Inside the LEI — Issue IV — Part 2

This is Part 2 of excerpted posts from Alacra’s Inside the LEI series – Issue IV


Percentage of Rated Entities Assigned an LEI


The rated universe Alacra covers includes those entities/issuers rated by A.M. Best, Moody’s, S&P and Fitch. This totals […]

Inside the LEI — Issue IV — Part 1

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 highlighted […]

Alacra WINS DMS Award for Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank


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’s […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Alacra, Events and Conferences, Financial Regulations, Posts, Reference Data|

OCC Clarifies Its Expectations in Updated Guidance for Handling Third-Party Relationships – An Alacra Compliance Primer

In October 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the U.S. regulator of national banks, issued Bulletin 2013-29–guidance for assessing and managing risks associated with third-party relationships. The OCC defines a third-party relationship as “any business arrangement between a bank and another entity, by contract or otherwise.”[1] This bulletin […]

Enforcement Actions for U.S. Sanctions Violations Offer Lessons for Compliance – a new Alacra Compliance Primer

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 banks […]

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|

Waning Interest in Legal Entity Identification?

I would have thought with all the webinars, conferences, regulatory discussions and new reporting mandates the interest in LEI and legal entity identification in general would be increasing.  Not according to Google Trends.

Legal Entity Identifier interest over time:

LEI Interest over time

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|

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 […]