U.S. Office of Financial Research
The Office of Financial Research is a new department within the U.S. Treasury Department established to help the Financial Stability Oversight Council identify systemic risk.  It was established under the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform bill enacted in 2010. It is currently being led by Lewis Alexander, a counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
In November of 2010, the Office of Financial Research announced its intention to establish a universal system for identifying financial firms and market transaction.