ANNA and GLEIF add swathe of offshore jurisdictions to ISIN-LEI mapping service

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) announced that additional jurisdictions have been added to the open-source relationship files provided through the certified ISIN-to-LEI mapping service. This certified initiative, which ANNA has undertaken with the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), maps ISINs to their corresponding Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).

ANNA is a global member association seeking to foster standardization within the financial industry by upholding the ISO principles and by promoting International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs), and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISN), for financial and referential instruments, announced

The collaboration between GLEIF, ANNA and the National Numbering Agencies (NNAs) was launched as a pilot project in April 2019. The aim of bringing these two ISO standards together is to improve transparency and aid risk and exposure management. Based upon a mapping process established by ANNA, the parties have worked to identify how existing workflows could be leveraged or modified for enhanced validation, resulting in GLEIF certification. Volumes of ISIN-to-LEI coverage have grown to 5.2m active ISINs linked to almost 72,000 unique LEIs.

22 NNAs have joined the ISIN-to-LEI Mapping initiative to date with ISIN coverage across 41 jurisdictions, most recently expanding to include Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Curacao, EU, Grenada, Marshall Islands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Virgin Islands (British), with more NNAs in the pipeline. Information on the participating NNAs is published on the ANNA website as and when they join the initiative.

Dan Kuhnel, ANNA chair, said in a statement: “The partnership has exceeded initial expectations of purely mapping to incorporate new issues as it has also included mappings for existing active ISINs. It will continue to provide harmonized data standards to an increasing number of market participants.”

Stephan Wolf, GLEIF’s CEO, said in a statement: “Data quality has remained high with the number of third party challenges being very low. We know the partnership will only continue to strengthen and help the industry continue to find integration and seamless data alignment.”

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