LEI codes

An LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is a global organisational code which identifies companies and legal entities on the financial market. The requirement to use LEI codes is based on EU legislation (EMIR, MiFID II and MiFIR).

Companies and entities need to have an LEI code for orders concerning derivatives from 1 November 2017 and for orders concerning publicly traded financial instruments from 3 January 2018. Publicly traded financial instruments include listed shares, bonds and exchange-traded fund (ETF) units. The orders can concern, for example, the buying or selling of such instruments.

Companies and entities with Finnish Business IDs, excluding branches, can apply for an LEI code at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). Fill in the application form on the PRH website.

Download LEI files

Download LEI files to get information about issued LEI codes and new or changed details. You can download files concerning issued LEI codes and their owners.

The files CDF 1.0 and CDF 2.1 comprise information about the owners and registration details of LEI codes. The data content in CDF 1.0 and CDF 2.1 is the same, but CDF 2.1 is a technically later version.

An RR file (RelationshipRecord) comprises information about the consolidation relationships of LEI owners in cases where the owner has a parent entity with an LEI code. The file includes information about the LEI code of the owner and of the parent entity, the type of consolidation relationship (direct or ultimate parent entity) and its validity period, the accounting period of the parent entity and the accounting standard used.

An EX file comprises information about LEI owners that have no parent entities or that have not filed parent entity details. In the latter case, the file includes the reason why parent entity details have not been filed.

It is also possible to download files containing LEI details automatically from the website. There are four different types of LEI files. To download a file, use the URL address https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/leitiedostot/tiedostolataus.aspx?type=1&date=YYYYMMDD.

In the address, YYYY is the year, MM the month, and DD the day.
The file types are: Type 1 = CDF 1.0, Type 2 = CDF 2.1, Type 3 = RR, and Type 4 = EX.