Identifiers key to repository success, say participants

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The adoption of a new system of legal identifiers for entities, products and transactions will be key to ensuring a consistent reporting framework across the multiple trade repositories expected to function under new regulation, according to officials at the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) and Swift, the messaging provider driving the development of legal entity identifiers (LEIs).

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