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Alacra WINS DMS Award for Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank


We are excited to announce that Alacra was awarded the Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank at A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit yesterday in London. London Managing Director Don Roll, who spoke at the event, was there to accept the award with the Alacra Team.

Alacra’s […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Alacra, Events and Conferences, Financial Regulations, Posts, Reference Data|

More LEI Fun Facts

Wimbledon The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited has an LEI.


By |June 3rd, 2014|Alacra, Financial Regulations, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts|

Waning Interest in Legal Entity Identification?

I would have thought with all the webinars, conferences, regulatory discussions and new reporting mandates the interest in LEI and legal entity identification in general would be increasing.  Not according to Google Trends.

Legal Entity Identifier interest over time:

LEI Interest over time

Cross –Referencing Entity Data for a Client-Centric View of the Enterprise

A-Team Group just published an Industry Briefing focusing on entity identifier mapping as a key component to achieving a single view of the customer for financial institutions.  “Single view” is critical for complying with many different regulations in different jurisdictions.  It is also critical for risk reduction, cost reduction and more effective cross-selling programs. Alacra […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Alacra, Know Your Customer, Posts, Reference Data|

Inside the LEI – Part III

Over 270,000 entities have been assigned an LEI yet the Central Operating Unit, the body that is supposed to provide guidance to the LOUs still does not exist. So the universe of entities that have LEIs is a mish-mash of US and European funds and other businesses that have little rhyme or reason.  This edition […]

A-Team’s Data Management Summit

On Tuesday, at the A-Team’s Data Management Summit, I was on a panel titled Beyond Dodd-Frank: Managing Entity Data with the Global LEI.  My co-panelists were Scott Preiss of CUSIP Global Services, Ron Jordan of DTCC and Mark Alvarez of Interactive Data Corporation.  Sarah Underwood of A-Team Group was the moderator.

Highlights of […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue III

LEI registration continues apace. There are currently over 260,000 entities that have been assigned an LEI and there are now 14 Local Operating Units or LOUs. This update contains information from 10 of the LOUs covering about 92% of the LEI universe… Download

Eggs, Bacon and Regulation


Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club

On Tuesday in London, Alacra and our content partner CounterpartyLink hosted a breakfast meeting called Eggs, Bacon and Regulation.  Chris Skinner, chairman of the Financial […]

LEI: Stronger Foundation Needed

It might seem crazy to argue with SIFMA president and CEO Kenneth Bentsen Jr. writing to Treasury Secretary and FSOC Chair Jacob Lew advocating a wider regulatory mandate for Legal Entity Identifiers, but here goes.

Of course a wider regulatory mandate will increase and accelerate adoption.  If regulators worldwide grabbed their sticks and lightning bolts […]

Entity Data Management & LEI

On Wednesday, March 22nd, I joined Tim Lind, Pricing & Reference Services, Thomson Reuters and Peter Warms, Head of Product Development for Global Data and Symbology, Bloomberg along with Sarah Underwood, Editor, A-Team Group for a spirited discussion on Entity Data Management and the LEI.

Listen to the audio recording below and be sure to visit […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Business & Finance, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|