LEI is an abbreviation of the Legal Entity Identifier
An LEI code makes it possible to uniquely identify companies and other legal entities (associations, foundations, legends, etc.) to ensure transparency in global financial markets.
The LEI code can be compared to a global business registry number
The code consists of 20 characters and is an alphanumeric code based on the global ISO 17442:2012 standard
The code is composed of four elements
Identifies which LOU has issued the code.
Reserved for future functionality
Identifies the individual legal entity
Two control digits