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Identity, Identification and Identifiers: The Global Legal Entity Identifier System


Arthur B. Kennickell


Federal Reserve Board - Department of Research & Statistics

2016-11-08

FEDS Working Paper No. 2016-103

Abstract:     
Identity is a critical concept in the rational interactions of any set of objects involving subject-object relationships. The objects must be distinguished according to some framework in order for such relationships to have meaning. In the world of economic systems, relationships such as ownership and responsibility require specific parties to be fixed with a high degree of certainty. This need is particularly strong in financial markets, where transactions can take place in nanoseconds. This paper discusses a particular framework for defining economic actors, the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS), which was initiated for the purpose of creating greater transparency about participants in financial markets and transactions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Data mapping, Market participants, Organizational structure

JEL Classification: G19, G28, B41, C81


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Date posted: December 30, 2016  

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Kennickell, Arthur B., Identity, Identification and Identifiers: The Global Legal Entity Identifier System (2016-11-08). FEDS Working Paper No. 2016-103. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2891617 or http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2016.103

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