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
GMEI Utility United States 234675
WM Datenservice Germany 69229
Unione Italiana per le Camere di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura Italy 43697
London Stock Exchange United Kingdom 43402
Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) France 28075
Registro Mercantil del Reino de España Spain 16032
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KvK) Netherlands 15483
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů a.s. (CSD Prague) Czech Republic 7792
Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (KDPW) Poland 7343
Japan Exchange Group/ Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX/TSE) Japan 4555
Irish Stock Exchange Ireland 3890
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) Finland 2503
LuxCSD S. A. Luxembourg 2207
Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (Bundesanzeiger Verlag) Germany 1887
National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia Russian Federation 854
Brønnøysund Register Centre Norway 844
Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR, a.s. (Central Securities Depository of the Slovak Republic CDCP) Slovakia 579
Zagrebačka burza d.d. (Zagreb Stock Exchange, ZSE) Croatia 277
Central Securities Clearing Corporation (Centralna klirinško depotna družba d.d.- KDD), Slovenia Slovenia 229
China Financial Standardization Technical Committee China 227
Central Securities Clearing System plc of Nigeria Nigeria 189
Takasbank - İstanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankası A.Ş. Turkey 146
Registro de Identificación de Entidades del BCRA (Central Bank of Argentina LEI issuing organization) Argentina 144
APIR Systems Limited Australia 142
Korea Securities Depository (KSD) Korea, Republic of 62
Saudi Arabia Credit Bureau Saudi Arabia 38
Legal Entity Identifier India Limited (LEIL) India 22
Strate (Pty) Ltd South Africa 21
Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (CDS), Mauritius Mauritius 3