What is the structure of an LEI?
LEI 20 character structure
The LEI Code is structured in accordance with the ISO standard 17442 and has a 20 character alphanumeric format.
Sample Code: 1234 56 789101112131415161718 1920
1234: Four character prefix designating the LEI issuing agency - LOU (Local Operating Unit);
56: two-digit separation, temporarily reserved
789101112131415161718: twelve-digit identification of the legal entity
1920: two-digit checksum in accordance with the ISO 17442 standard