JPX-LEI System

Outline of JPX-LEI

Legal Entity Identifier (hereinafter referred to as “LEI”) is a code to identify the parties of financial transactions. This code is allocated by LOU (Local Operating Unit) on the basis of each application.

Following the decisions made by G20 and Financial Stability Board, the usage of LEI has been promoted mainly by U.S. and E.U. regulators in order to analyze financial transaction data efficiently and effectively.

U.S. and E.U. regulations already requires the usage of LEI for the reporting of financial transactions to such regulators. The need for LEI registration has been growing for entities making financial transactions with entities in such jurisdictions.

In line with these international initiatives, JPX has decided to become LOU in order to establish LEI allocation system in Japan. JPX aims to provide LEI allocation service with credibility and efficiency. JPX contributes to the financial industry by creating and maintaining global LEI system.

JPX-LEI code structure

LEI is consisted of 20 alphanumeric characters. 4 characters prefix for LOU, 2 reserved digits (00), 12 alphanumeric characters code (random) to specify entity and 2 characters check digits.

Global LEI Governance Structure

LEI is a code to identify the parties of financial transactions. After Financial Stability Board has showed its direction of GLEI in the ‘A Global Legal Entity Identifier for Financial Markets’ report, which was published on 8 June 2012, the Regulatory Oversight Committee has been established and the usage of LEI has been promoted mainly by U.S. and E.U. regulators. Under the supervision of ROC, Central Operating Unit has been established and it creates standards for LEI allocation, publication and maintenances.

Process of Allocation of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Please see below file for the Process of Allocation of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

Process of Allocation of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Fees

The following fees will be charged to the LEI applicant and registered LEI.

Items Price (excluding tax)
LEI Allocation Fee JPY12,000
Annual Renewal Fee JPY10,000
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