On September 7, 2015, the Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee published proposals for a process for collecting data on parents of legal entities within the Global Legal Entity Identifier System. The LEI ROC is proposing to require entities that have or obtain an LEI to report their ultimate accounting consolidating parent and direct accounting consolidating parent, with the information to be published on the Global LEI System. LEIs are principally used by trade repositories to record derivatives transactions against particular legal entities. This initiative should therefore assist regulators in understanding the overall exposures of corporate groups. It is intended that the process would be phased in, according to priorities yet to be identified, with implementation starting near the end of 2015. The consultation closes on October 19, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.leiroc.org/publications/gls/lou_20150907-1.pdf