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Fast, simple, free look-up for all legal entity identifiers launched by Alacra

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

24th August 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., the leading provider of business information solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, announced today the launch of Alacra Resolve. Alacra Resolve is a completely new and unique approach to accessing and researching all the publicly available entity identifiers: LEI, GIIN, […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VI

Currently, more than 360,000 entities have been assigned an LEI. Over 25,000 of those have been newly assigned since our last review in March 2015. Alacra’s current analysis indicates that, while the number of registered entities has increased, quality and utility issues within the database have increased as well. At this point, over 70,000 of […]

Inside the GIIN

Like our popular “Inside the LEI” series, Alacra’s latest Reference Data Alert goes “Inside the GIIN” to detail this identifier and the universe it covers.

The GIIN or Global Intermediary Identifier Number is issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the […]

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Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the GIIN – Issue I

Like our popular “Inside the LEI” series, Alacra’s latest Reference Data Alert goes”Inside the GIIN” to detail this identifier and the universe it covers.

The GIIN or Global Intermediary Identifier Number is issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal of FATCA is […]

Alacra first to link GIINs to LEIs, and other common entity identifiers

11 May 2015, New York & London: Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, today announced the addition of GIINs (Global Intermediary Identifier Number) to the Alacra Authority File Plus (AAF+). GIINs are issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the Foreign Account Tax […]

Interest in LEI is in US

Interest in LEI has plummeted

Three Wishes for GIINs

by Alan Samuels, VP Reference Data Solutions, Alacra Inc. for Inside Reference Data

GIIN identifiers being issued as part of compliance with US Fatca tax reporting law do not contain enough information, writes Alacra’s Alan Samuels, who offers suggestions on what ought to be done

There is an increasing focus on global intermediary identifier numbers (GIINs), […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Accelerating LEI Adoption – An Idea from the Edge

None of the benefits that could be gleaned from the establishment of the Legal Entity Identifier have been realized and there is no evidence that the status quo will change anytime soon. To jumpstart the adoption and usefulness of the LEI, regulators must mandate the world’s largest financial institutions register or pay them to comply.

Recently, […]

The Fed Isn’t Really Pushing LEIs…

Last week the Federal Reserve put out a press release announcing a proposal that would seem to mandate the use of LEIs on certain regulatory reporting forms:

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced a proposal that would require banking organizations to include their existing Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) on certain regulatory […]