National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has launched a pre-LEI website www.lei-code.ru.
The new website is an integrated portal providing information associated with NSD services on assignment and affirmation of pre-LEIs as well as actual information about these identifiers to market participants, regulators and other pre-Local Operating Units (pre-LOUs).
Updated information about pre-LEIs assigned and affirmed by NSD is provided on the daily basis in the form of files available for uploading onto external bases and through interactive database allowing to find information about the market participants using their pre-LEIs or find identifiers using market participants’ names.
The daily files are provided in the unified format approved by the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC)*; they contain current information about all assigned pre-LEIs and information about differences for these codes in comparison with the previous day.
The pre-LEI portal www.lei-code.ru is an official source of information about pre-LEIs assigned and maintained by NSD as globally accepted pre-LOU.
About pre-LOU and pre-LEI
On 1 March 2013, NSD received an official status of pre-LOU that assigns pre-Legal Entity Identifiers (pre-LEIs) to market participants and updates the codes in the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS).
On 27 December 2013, NSD was recognized by the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) as globally endorsed pre-LOU; since then, all pre-LEIs assigned by NSD by this moment and after ROC’s endorsement of NSD are globally accepted by regulators, market participants and pre-LOUs of other countries on equal terms with the codes assigned by other pre-LOUs endorsed by ROC.
LEI are a new universal standard ISO 17442 allowing to identify all participants of financial transactions on the basis of the unique 20-digits code. Its development has been controlled by G20 and Financial Stability Board.
A decision to create the global system of identification of participants of financial operations has been made by G20 in order to improve transparency and strengthening control over systemic risks. The global identifications structure is being formed by the Financial Stability Board, and respective Russian organizations took part in this process.
* – A supervisory body responsible for regulating and controlling the GLEIS functioning.