London Stock Exchange signs up 1,000 new users in first month as pre-LOU

  • New LEI codes allocated across 3 continents

  • Wide range of corporates represented

  • New bulk LEI allocation functionality assists larger firms

London Stock Exchange announced today that their first month of acting as a Pre-Local Operating Unit (LOU) allocating their Pre-Legal Entity Identifier has been a success.

Approximately 1000 new users have signed up to the London Stock Exchange’s Pre-LOU platform UnaVista, to access the consolidated view of all global LEI data. LEI codes have been allocated for companies based in 3 continents Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Mark Husler, Head of Product Management, Information Services, London Stock Exchange Group, stated:

“The breadth and range of companies signing up to UnaVista to access the LEI data is impressive. It is clear that firms are keen to have a holistic and transparent view of the global entity data. Having access to this range of data will assist firms in meeting their regulatory needs such as EMIR.”

London Stock Exchange have recently added a new bulk registration functionality to UnaVista to assist larger firms with multiple entities to easily register for their LEIs. Firms will be able to populate a single file with all of the information to avoid typing in individual entries.

UnaVista is a matching and reconciliation platform that allocates ISINs and SEDOL codes globally. UnaVista has over 700 clients processing over 1.5 billion transactions a year on its MiFID Transaction Reporting service and provides a number trade confirmation, matching and reconciliation services designed to help reduce operational and regulatory risk. UnaVista has also applied to ESMA to become a Trade Repository.

London Stock Exchange Group can be found at stand B-51 at SIBOS this week.

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the pan-European MTF, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.

The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS, as well as access to over 200,000 international equity, bond and alternative asset class indices, through LSEG’s world leading index provider, FTSE.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 30 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at: www.lseg.com