Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Reference Data

A concatenated data file of all entities which have been issued Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) codes

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) are global company identification numbers. They are meant to be used in international transactions in the future, backed by an ISO-developed standard.

The GLEIF group assembles a database of all entities which have been issued an LEI and is published as open data on the web.

Using the full data

In order to match GLEIF data with OpenSanctions, we've converted the full GLEIF database to the FollowTheMoney data format used by our system. You can download the raw data and use it in full (updated daily).

Data overview

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Publisher:Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) non-official source

Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The foundation is backed and overseen by the Regulatory Oversight Committee, representing public authorities from around the globe that have come together to jointly drive forward transparency within the global financial markets. GLEIF is a supra-national not-for-profit organization headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

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Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint: