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Market Transparency By Way of the Legal Entity Identifier?

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Once again, I find myself blogging on a plane. I’m on my way to meet with banks in Canada. Perhaps I can learn some things about proactive regulation and how to avoid a financial crisis.

After Toronto, I’m heading to the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) workgroup meeting in Basel, Switzerland for a whirlwind trip to the center of gravity for pending global attempts at regulation. We’re interested in the parallels between the LEI discussions and supply chain issues that have been addressed by other industries. Let’s face facts; data in financial services is a mess. Things keep moving …