How to update data in the Global Company Database
The Global Company Database (GCD) is a shared database of issuer data across all FundApps clients.
The underlying core data is taken and updated from GLEIF each day and on top FundApps have added additional data points used for your disclosure workflow (issuer email addresses, denominator websites) or disclosure documents (e.g country Ids, contact persons & email for companies).
These additional data points that do not come from GLEIF can be populated by yourselves (fun!) by requesting changes as shown below. Ultimately this is a shared dataset for everyone to use the same version of, so the more updates made by the community, the more complete the database becomes :)
Each request will go to our content team, who will verify the change before aiming to make the update the same day as the request was made.
Please note, Issuer Name and other General Information section are sourced directly from GLEIF. In order to update any of these data points, please reach out to GLEIF here.
Requesting Changes to an Existing Company
Below is a gif that walks you through the process!
Please note that, before you request any updates to be made, make sure to fill out all the data forms correctly.
Requesting a New Company
If an issuer does not exist in the GCD because it is a company that does not yet have an LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), you can also request it to be added from the Search view. However, please ensure you have searched for the issuer by Name/ISIN beforehand as you may end up requesting to add a company that already exists in GCD and we don't want to create duplicates :) If you find the company exists, you can then request to make changes to the record.
When you request to add a new company, it is important that you make sure to fill in all the data on the forms when you make a request. Here's a gif showing you how to do this: