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The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has fixed the licence fee that Local Operating Units (LOUs) must pay to the foundation for each LEI they issue at $20 a year. It has also introduced a member credit fee of $10 per LEI that LOUs must pay to the foundation to supplement funding of initial GLEIF operations, particularly the Central Operating System (COU) of the Global LEI System (GLEIS). Member credits, essentially short-term loans, will be returned to LOUs with interest, although no timeframe for repayment has been disclosed.

Summer holidays are about to hit full force, but we're thinking ahead! We thought we'd let you know about our upcoming schedule for webinars we'll be hosting between September and December - covering lots of what you need to know about current data challenges and regulations. How's that for organised?

The reporting requirements of European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) continue to challenge financial institutions six months after they came into force and ahead of regulatory intent to fine firms that fail to report correctly under the regulation. Industry estimates suggest that, to date, only 1% of trades have been correctly matched under EMIR due to the complexity of reporting using both Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) and Unique Trade Identifiers (UTIs), and the need to complete over 85 new reporting fields.

Do you think Goldensource is the best sell-side enterprise data management platform? Or Fidelity ActionsXchange is the best corporate actions processing platform? How about Wolters Kluwer as the best regulatory solutions provider? Or DTCC’s Avox as the best LEI data solution?

Latest Q&A

To accompany our recent webinar on the Putting the LEI into Practice, we asked participants to give us their thoughts on the key discussion themes. Here is Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Development, Interactive Data.

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The wave of LIBOR-inspired compliance requirements has particular implications for capital market participants. Proactive management of a firm’s risk and compliance environments is desperately needed to stay ahead of this wave.
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Reference Data Review Events

September 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

Alongside death and taxes, perhaps the only other certainty in life is that regulation of the financial markets will increase in future years. Already, initiatives including Basel III, AIFMD,...

September 15, 2014 (All day)

Save the Date! The Data Management Summit is debuting in Boston on September 15, 2014 With lively debates on key issues that impact your day-to-day work, it's where the financial intelligent...

Latest Research

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) present the market with a broad and complex range of obligations. In many cases these are the first set of common obligations that will impact Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Custodians all at the same time! Going forward any entity that values fund or portfolios and must report these valuations to regulators or other third parties must adhere to these globally impacting regulations.

Data managers are tackling the issues of managing and distributing accurate and timely data across their organisations with the assistance of highly automated technology solutions. While technology plays a leading role in data management, there are other issues to consider, including product selection, procurement, project management and ongoing business development.

Reference Data Review Poll

What is the main obstacle to achieving enterprise data management for risk and analytics?
Governance (lack of)
13%
Legacy technologies
19%
Lack of integrated data strategy across the organisation
68%
Total votes: 31

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