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 237103
WM Datenservice 69582
Unione Italiana per le Camere di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura 44293
London Stock Exchange 44201
Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) 28250
Registro Mercantil del Reino de España 16209
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KvK) 15559
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů a.s. (CSD Prague) 8015
Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (KDPW) 7442
Japan Exchange Group/ Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX/TSE) 4611
Irish Stock Exchange 3967
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) 2523
LuxCSD S. A. 2271
Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (Bundesanzeiger Verlag) 1930
National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia 861
Brønnøysund Register Centre 733
Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR, a.s. (Central Securities Depository of the Slovak Republic CDCP) 609
Zagrebačka burza d.d. (Zagreb Stock Exchange, ZSE) 281
Central Securities Clearing Corporation (Centralna klirinško depotna družba d.d.- KDD), Slovenia 242
China Financial Standardization Technical Committee 233
Central Securities Clearing System plc of Nigeria 191
Takasbank - İstanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankası A.Ş. 150
APIR Systems Limited 146
Registro de Identificación de Entidades del BCRA (Central Bank of Argentina LEI issuing organization) 144
Korea Securities Depository (KSD) 65
Saudi Arabia Credit Bureau 58
Legal Entity Identifier India Limited (LEIL) 24
Strate (Pty) Ltd 23
Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (CDS), Mauritius Mauritius 3
Asociación Mexicana de Estándares para el Comercio Electrónico A.C. (GS1 Mexico) 1