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What's Behind a CUSIP Number?
More than 45 years of information on corporate capital changes in the US and Canada. Detailed data on more than 26 million financial instruments and their issues. 1000-2000 new identifiers created each day.Learn More
A rigorous, time-tested process originates and maintains reliable data users can trust. Up to 60 different data elements are analyzed to uniquely classify each instrument. The result? An identifier that’s meaningful, informative, accurate and efficient.Learn More
Unrivaled data management and access options. Direct web and FTP links with pipe-delimited or XML data feeds. APIs with intra-day, daily and weekly updates. State-of-the-art Disaster Recovery Infrastructure.Learn More
Coverage of corporate, government, municipal and international securities; IPOs; preferred stock; funds; CDs; derivatives; U.S. and Canadian listed options; and syndicated loans – new financial instruments and geographic regions continually added.Learn More
CUSIP Issuance Trends FEBRUARY 13, 2017
CUSIP Requests Show Third Monthly Decline in Corporate and Muni Bond Volume
NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 - CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for January 2017. The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity, found a notable slowdown in the pre-trade market for corporate and municipal bonds for the third straight month in January. Conversely, CUSIP request volume for domestic equity identifiers surged to its highest monthly level in nearly 4 years, reflecting a sharp uptick in a new class of shares issued by mutual funds to comply with the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.Read Report
Fiduciary Rule Drives Surge in New Equity Instrument Creation
"At least for the immediate future, all signs appear to be pointing to a slowdown in corporate and municipal debt issuance," said Richard Peterson, Senior Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence. “While that sentiment is reflected in current investor behaviour, it will be instructive to watch the CUSIP issuance dataset for any signs of a potential change in the coming weeks and months."Read Press Release