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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|

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|

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 […]

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

LEI: Stronger Foundation Needed

It might seem crazy to argue with SIFMA president and CEO Kenneth Bentsen Jr. writing to Treasury Secretary and FSOC Chair Jacob Lew advocating a wider regulatory mandate for Legal Entity Identifiers, but here goes.

Of course a wider regulatory mandate will increase and accelerate adoption.  If regulators worldwide grabbed their sticks and lightning bolts […]

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 […]

Entity Data Management & LEI

On Wednesday, March 22nd, I joined Tim Lind, Pricing & Reference Services, Thomson Reuters and Peter Warms, Head of Product Development for Global Data and Symbology, Bloomberg along with Sarah Underwood, Editor, A-Team Group for a spirited discussion on Entity Data Management and the LEI.

Listen to the audio recording below and be sure to visit […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Business & Finance, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|

LEIs: A Panacea for Market Risk?

A few days ago I sat down with Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, to discuss the state of the LEI.  We shot this short (5 minute) video.


By |April 15th, 2014|Business & Finance, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|