Who needs to have an LEI?


The range of entities requiring LEI codes is broad and includes the following:

  • Entities listed on an exchange
  • Entities that issue equity, debt or other securities for other capital structures

  • Entities that trade stock or debt, investment vehicles constituted as corporate entities or collective investment agreements (including umbrella funds as well as funds under an umbrella structure, hedge funds, private equity funds, etc.)

  • Financial intermediaries

  • Banks and finance companies

Please note you may be asked by your bank to apply for an LEI code.