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About Alan Samuels

Alan Samuels is Vice President, Reference Data Solutions and is responsible for all of Alacra's client, counterparty vendor and entity reference data applications. Mr. Samuels has extensive experience leading product management, data operations, and market development functions in the financial services industry. He spent over 10 years at leading data, research, tools and analytics businesses at Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. He also led product management and strategy at WorldPay, a leading electronic payments processor. In addition, he has founded and led a number of start-ups. He is the former CEO of Clearpath Immigration and led Strategy & Operations at Dotmenu, (culminating in its sale to GrubHub). He was also a co-founder of People Capital, an education finance platform, where he led the development of the lending platform, private-label services and innovative risk analytics for the student marketplace. Mr. Samuels began his career as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and Gemini Consulting, where he worked on many strategic and operational consulting projects across the US, Europe and Africa. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA (Hons) in Law and Management from Cambridge University.

Inside the LEI – Issue IX

In this edition of Inside the LEI we assess the penetration of the LEI among important financial market participants, such as regulated entities and subsidiaries of the largest banks. We also look at the continued growth and  distribution of LEI issuance globally, and the latest statistics on lapse rates.

In the last quarter, the LOUs issued a little over […]

Inside the LEI – Issue VIII

As we enter 2016, almost 100,000 of the LEI registrations have not been renewed— meaning that close to 24% of the total LEI universe have lapsed…As issuance of LEIs to entities that are active in the financial markets grows (as evidenced by them being rated, regulated and/or listed) we expect the LEI lapse rate to […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VII

The LOUs continue to issue around 20,000 LEIs a quarter, taking the total number of LEIs assigned to around 385,000. This growth continues to be driven by a small number of LOUs with over 80% of the LEIs have been issued by only 4 LOUs – GMEI (US), WM Datenservice (Germany), London Stock Exchange (UK) […]

Fast, simple, free look-up for all legal entity identifiers launched by Alacra

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

24th August 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., the leading provider of business information solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, announced today the launch of Alacra Resolve. Alacra Resolve is a completely new and unique approach to accessing and researching all the publicly available entity identifiers: LEI, GIIN, […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VI

Currently, more than 360,000 entities have been assigned an LEI. Over 25,000 of those have been newly assigned since our last review in March 2015. Alacra’s current analysis indicates that, while the number of registered entities has increased, quality and utility issues within the database have increased as well. At this point, over 70,000 of […]

Inside the GIIN

Like our popular “Inside the LEI” series, Alacra’s latest Reference Data Alert goes “Inside the GIIN” to detail this identifier and the universe it covers.

The GIIN or Global Intermediary Identifier Number is issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the […]

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Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the GIIN – Issue I

Like our popular “Inside the LEI” series, Alacra’s latest Reference Data Alert goes”Inside the GIIN” to detail this identifier and the universe it covers.

The GIIN or Global Intermediary Identifier Number is issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal of FATCA is […]