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HK mulls mandatory use of Legal Entity Identifier in OTC derivative trades

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) are planning to introduce a new mandatory requirement to identify financial institutions by their Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) in the trade activities for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. In a consultation paper, published Tuesday, the regulators have suggested that all entities contained in the transaction reports sent to the…

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