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APIR-issued codes take in APIRs as well as Superannuation Product Identifier Number (SPINs) and legal entity identifier (LEIs). They are used by end users, such as platforms, financial planners, managed funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs) and superannuation funds as well as regulatory bodies such as the ATO, to identify assets and enable execution and portfolio valuations. They were introduced in Australia in the mid-1990s and have been issued by APIR since that time.

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A surge in applications for Legal Entity Identifiers in recent months suggests that greater numbers of investors, including SMSFs, are looking to trade in non-exchange-traded instruments such as CFDs and foreign exchange, says an LEI issuer.

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20th March 2020

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With no further extension of relief by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in sight, the 30 September deadline for legal entities, including self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), to obtain a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is fast approaching.

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APIR Systems, the Australian provider of identification codes for investment products, is experiencing a big increase in demand for its ‘legal entity identifiers’ (LEIs), prompted by a new September 30 deadline set by ASIC.

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Traditionally standard identifiers have been used by the wealth management industry to improve efficiencies in transaction processing, reporting and information flows. In some jurisdictions such as Australia identifiers also play an important role in the compliance framework.

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