Local Operating Unit (LOU) · Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)



An organization authorized to issue LEIs to legal entities participating in financial transactions is referred to as a Local Operating Unit (LOU). LOUs supply registration, renewal and other services, and act as the primary interface with registrants for LEIs. An LOU may issue LEIs to legal entities in any country where it is accredited to do so.

Local Operating Units

Legal Name Country Count
Business Entity Data B.V. (GMEI Utility a service of BED B.V.) 258132
Herausgebergemeinschaft WERTPAPIER-MITTEILUNGEN Keppler, Lehmann GmbH & Co.KG (WM Datenservice) 75962
London Stock Exchange 52819
Unione Italiana per le Camere di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura 48531
Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) 30495
Registro Mercantil del Reino de España 19094
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KvK) 16503
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů a.s. (CSD Prague) 9470
Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (KDPW) 8535
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (Japan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX/TSE)) 5065
Irish Stock Exchange 4556
Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (Bundesanzeiger Verlag) 3777
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) 3135
LuxCSD S. A. 2793
Bloomberg Finance L.P. (Bloomberg) 1907
National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia 888
Brønnøysund Register Centre 733
Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR, a.s. (Central Securities Depository of the Slovak Republic CDCP) 710
Zagrebačka burza d.d. (Zagreb Stock Exchange, ZSE) 479
Legal Entity Identifier India Limited (LEIL) 443
GS1 Germany GmbH (GS1 Germany) 383
Central Securities Clearing Corporation (Centralna klirinško depotna družba d.d.- KDD), Slovenia 379
China Financial Standardization Technical Committee 297
Central Securities Clearing System plc of Nigeria 234
APIR Systems Limited 220
Takasbank - İstanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankası A.Ş. 185
Registro de Identificación de Entidades del BCRA (Central Bank of Argentina LEI issuing organization) 145
Saudi Arabia Credit Bureau 129
Korea Securities Depository (KSD) 97
Strate (Pty) Ltd 47
Asociación Mexicana de Estándares para el Comercio Electrónico A.C. (GS1 Mexico) 9
Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (CDS), Mauritius Mauritius 3