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Duns 4 LEI ensures you are compliant with MIFID II regulations by updating your LEI database. Identify your counterparts accurately thanks to exclusive matching using the

DUNS Number ©

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What is the LEI ?

The Legal Entity Identifier or LEI, is a unique, 20-character reference number required by any legal entity that wants to invest or carry out a financial transaction on regulated markets (energy, cereals, financial markets, etc.). The LEI was created in 2011 at the instigation of the G20, to respond to the need for an industrial standard for identifying the counterparties in a transaction.

In France, the Ministry of the Economy and Finance has authorised INSEE as a LOU (Local Operating Unit), allowing it to allocate pre-LEIs to French legal entities. The LEI is allocated on the basis of the SIREN, at a price set by an order of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance of 28 June 2013 and is valid for one year.

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What is the DUNS Number© ?

The DUNS Number © (or Data Universal Numbering System number) is a unique, 9-digit business identification number issued by our exclusive partner, Dun & Bradstreet. It is generally used for creating a risk score, to help business partners or lenders verify a company’s reliability.
It is also used to keep information about over 285 million businesses, worldwide, up to date. This unique identifier is a pivotal piece of data for setting up Altares D&B databases, and allows us to enhance your portfolio with LEIs.

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Duns 4 LEI automates and keeps the LEIs in your third-party databases up to date

Diagnostic de vos données

Diagnosis

We assess the quality of the data file to determine the volume of unique legal entities and investment funds. Then we estimate the volume of potential records with LEIs available to carry out an audit.

Matching de vos données

Matching

Using Altares Dun & Bradstreet data and expertise, we reconcile each LEI in your file with the corresponding DUNS number.

Enrichir vos données en LEI

Data

We clean and enhance your LEI file with various attributes: Identity, LOU (Legal Operating Unit), renewal date, etc., to provide you with high-quality information.

Mettre à jour vos données

Update

Regular updates mean incorrect or inactive LEIs are removed. With DUNS 4 LEI you save time, because you no longer have to match or update your file manually.

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Trust Altares Dun & Bradstreet’s expertise

Save time and take advantage of an up-to-date database in accordance with the latest LEI standards, with DUNS 4 LEI

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  • 280 million businesses: the largest B2B database in the world
  • 220 countries covered
  • 55 million daily updates
  • + 75% of legal entities identified with a DUNS number
  • Almost 1.2 million LEIs recorded with the GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation)

Timeline of LEI regulations

Sep 2008

FALL OF LEHMAN BROTHERS

When Lehman Brothers fails, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) finds it extremely difficult to identify the legal entities involved in the financial transactions

Jul 2012

G20

The G20 approves a unique identifier system for entities involved in the financial markets (Global Legal Entity Identifier System, GLEIS)

Feb 2014

EMIR REPORT ON THE USE OF THE LEI

EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulations) reports becomes mandatory and existing LEIs (pre-LEIs) must be indicated

Mar 2015

THE FED PROPOSES THE USE OF THE LEI

EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulations) reports becomes mandatory and existing LEIs (pre-LEIs) must be indicated

Jan 2018

Effective date of MiFID 2

The MiFID 2 directive is supposed to come into effect in January 2017. Ultimately, it is postponed to January 2018.

Jun 2018

START OF ACCREDITATION PHASE

The accreditation phase will allow businesses to check that developments are ensuring files are received correctly by the Bank of France.

Sep 2018

START OF FILE COLLECTION

Files will start to be collected by the Bank of France in September 2018

Oct 2018

FILE COLLECTION

Collection of AnaCredit files via OneGate (the Bank of France’s collection portal) begins

Oct 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Once Submission/Correction and Individual Cancellation files have been submitted, Risk Centralisation files must be submitted by 15 October

Jun 2019

DATA COLLECTED SENT TO ECB

Data collected between September 2018 and October 2018 will be sent to the ECB

Timeline of LEI regulations

  • FALL OF LEHMAN BROTHERS

    When Lehman Brothers fails, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) finds it extremely difficult to identify the legal entities involved in the financial transactions

  • G20

    The G20 approves a unique identifier system for entities involved in the financial markets (Global Legal Entity Identifier System, GLEIS)

  • EMIR REPORT ON THE USE OF THE LEI

    EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulations) reports becomes mandatory and existing LEIs (pre-LEIs) must be indicated

  • THE FED PROPOSES THE USE OF THE LEI

    EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulations) reports becomes mandatory and existing LEIs (pre-LEIs) must be indicated

  • Effective date of MiFID 2

    The MiFID 2 directive is supposed to come into effect in January 2017. Ultimately, it is postponed to January 2018.

  • START OF ACCREDITATION PHASE

    The accreditation phase will allow businesses to check that developments are ensuring files are received correctly by the Bank of France.

  • START OF FILE COLLECTION

    Files will start to be collected by the Bank of France in September 2018

  • FILE COLLECTION

    Collection of AnaCredit files via OneGate (the Bank of France’s collection portal) begins

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE

    Once Submission/Correction and Individual Cancellation files have been submitted, Risk Centralisation files must be submitted by 15 October

  • DATA COLLECTED SENT TO ECB

    Data collected between September 2018 and October 2018 will be sent to the ECB

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