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May 2, 2017

CUSIP Global Services Welcomes GLEIF Accreditation of DTCC’s Legal Entity Identifier Service

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 2, 2017 – CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, joins industry partner The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in celebrating that its subsidiary operating the Global Markets Entity Identifier utility (GMEI utility) has received official accreditation from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). The GMEI utility was among the first legal entity identifier (LEI) issuers to be endorsed by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) and continues to operate as the largest by share of the total LEIs issued worldwide.

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April 22, 2017

Roger Fahy Returns to CGS with a Global Perspective

When Scott Preiss took the helm of CGS in May of 2015, the task of filling his newly vacated role as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer was no small order. It had to be someone who knew the business well, understood the complex inter-woven nature of the increasingly global financial operations world, and had the management chops to see big ideas through to fruition. It did not take long for him to call Roger Fahy, an 18-year veteran of S&P Global, who had already led research operations for Standard & Poor's Security Evaluations (SPSE), built breakthrough CUSIP database solutions to improve access to underlying CUSIP data, built bridges between CGS and other S&P Global data solutions, and travelled the world looking for new ways to build operational efficiencies using data.

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April 18, 2017

CUSIP Global Services Invests in Derivatives Service Bureau

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced a leading provider of unique security identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today announced that it has secured an equity stake in the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), a fully automated utility created by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) expressly for the purpose of allocating ISINs to OTC derivatives contracts efficiencies using data.

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March 17, 2017

CUSIP Global Services Voluntarily Extends Offering of U.S. ISIN Basic Service

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today announced that it has voluntarily offered to continue operating in the spirit of its November 2011 Commitments with the European Commission (EC). In doing so, CGS will continue to make the US ISIN Basic Service available to users, under the current terms, within the European Economic Area (EEA) after the April expiration of the five-year term of the Commitments.

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September 19, 2016

CUSIP Global Services Teams with Delaware Depository to Create Industry's First Standardized Security Identifiers for Gold Bars

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced a collaboration with Delaware Depository®, one of the nation's leading providers of precious metals custody services, to create the first-ever CUSIP identifiers for physical precious metals. The unique security identifiers, which will be assigned by CGS to the Delaware Depository's fungible products, will be used to help standardize the process of trading and tracking precious metals within investor portfolios.

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July 5, 2016

CUSIP Global Services Adds Single Stock Futures to Options Service Partnership with Euromoney TRADEDATA Brings OneChicago's Futures Products into CUSIP Numbering System

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the expansion of its CUSIP Options service to include single stock futures. The expansion was made possible through an extension of the CGS partnership with Euromoney TRADEDATA, a financial information provider specializing in futures and options products. Under the partnership, CGS will assign CUSIP IDs to all single stock futures traded on the OneChicago exchange.

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January 28, 2016

U.S. National Numbering Agency, CUSIP Global Services, Extends Alliance with GMEI Utility to Enhance and Expand the Adoption of LEIs

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced today that it has extended its support of the Global Markets Entity Identifier (GMEI) Utility, the legal entity identifier (LEI) service offered by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) – furthering a relationship that has developed for many years. This collaboration helps market participants meet growing regulatory reporting mandates, increase market efficiencies regarding the registration of LEIs and continue to foster the widespread adoption of the new global standard.

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May 27, 2015

S&P Capital IQ Names New Head of CUSIP Global Services

The S&P Capital IQ division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI) whose CUSIP Global Services (CGS) unit produces identifying instruments and entities that support efficient global capital markets, today announced that Scott Preiss, currently CGS's Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the role of Global Head & Managing Director, replacing Jim Taylor, who is retiring, on July 1, after 28 years of service.

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March 24, 2015

CUSIP to Integrate with Ipreo New-Issue Solutions

Ipreo, a premier global provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to financial services and corporate professionals, and CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers, announced the signing of an agreement whereby Ipreo's new-issuance systems will serve as a global, cross-asset class point of origination for CUSIP and ISIN requests on primary new-issue transactions.

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December 9, 2014

Association of National Numbering Agencies Enhances ISIN Database

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has announced enhancements to its ANNA Service Bureau database (ASB) to improve transparency in global markets. Implemented by CUSIP Global Services and SIX Financial Information, who operate the ASB on behalf of the ANNA membership, the new enhancements include the addition of a number of new standardized data fields that will provide deeper entity and security-level detail to market participants.

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September 23, 2014

CUSIP Global Services Marks Anniversary of JOBS Act with Fee-Waived CUSIP IDs for Crowdfunded Offerings

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today announced a one-month open enrollment period for CUSIP registrations on all new privately placed, or “crowdfunded,” offerings.

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August 25, 2014

CUSIP Global Services Announces Results of LEI Collaboration

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today shared the results to date of its near 18-month collaboration with the domestic utility for issuing legal entity identifiers (LEIs).

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August 8th, 2014

CUSIP Global Services Improves Accessibility of U.S. ISIN Basic Service

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today announced that it will simplify the administration of its November 2011 Commitments with the European Commission (EC) to further support the accessibility of its US ISIN Basic Service to users within the European Economic Area (EEA).

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May 13, 2014

CUSIP Global Services Launches Municipal Pre-Refunded Linkage Service

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the launch of its Municipal Pre-Refunded Linkage Service. Created to identify and link partially pre-refunded municipal bonds into one record, the new product will reduce clerical errors that could arise from the manual process typically followed in today's market.

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May 7, 2014

Spot Trading LLC Selects CUSIP Global Services for Options Tracking, Mapping and Cross-Referencing

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, today announced that Spot Trading LLC, a technology-focused proprietary trading firm, has selected the CGS Options Service for tracking options contracts and to assist with internal symbology cross-referencing.

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April 30, 2014

CUSIP Global Services, WealthForge to Collaborate on Crowdfunding

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, and WealthForge, a licensed broker-dealer specializing in online capital formation and due diligence services, today announced a collaboration in the registration of CUSIP identifiers for private placement offerings.

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December 12, 2013

SIFMA AMG and ISDA Announce that CUSIPs are Now Available for MAC Contracts

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFMA) Asset Management Group (AMG) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), working in collaboration with CUSIP Global Services, have developed CUSIP numbers for the Market Agreed Coupon (MAC). MAC Contracts were developed jointly by SIFMA AMG and ISDA in April 2013.

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April 24, 2013

Standardizing the LEI in 2013 - CUSIP Global Services Update

What a difference a year makes. One quarter into 2013, we're celebrating record highs in the major stock indices, watching the real estate market come back to life and starting to assign real LEIs nationwide. While we can't take credit for the recent stock market run-up, we are particularly proud of the role we've played in the further development of the LEI.

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April 6, 2013

Inside Reference Data LEI Special Report - Legal Entity Identifiers: The Last Mile

Scott Preiss joins IRD and other leading industry professionals in a virtual roundtable to discuss the implementation of the legal entity identifier that is now set to happen in the financial industry, and the challenges surfacing in these efforts.

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March 6, 2013

CUSIP CICI Webinar for Underwriters & CUSIP Requesters - Event Replay Now Available

As announced on February 28, CUSIP Global Services (CGS) has entered into a new collaboration with the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation on the assignment of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI's), which are currently being issued under the operational name of CICI's, or CFTC Interim Compliant Identifiers. This collaboration will bring immediate benefits and efficiency, in the form of "one-stop shopping," to all in the CUSIP requester community.

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February 28, 2013

The U.S. National Numbering Agency, CUSIP Global Services, Partners with CICI Utility to Enhance and Expand Legal Entity Identification

In support of new regulatory reporting requirements, CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced today that it will collaborate with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) on the assignment of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Interim Compliant Identifiers (CICIs). This collaboration aims to assist market participants who must have legal entity identifiers (LEIs) to meet new regulatory requirements, increase market efficiencies regarding LEI registration, and aid widespread adoption of LEIs.

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January 4, 2013

Banco Central del Uruguay to Assign ISINs and CFI Codes in Uruguayan Market

Effective January 2, 2013 CUSIP Global Services handed over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instrument) Codes to the Banco Central del Uruguay for securities in the Uruguayan market. The ISINs previously allocated by CUSIP Global Services in its role as substitute National Numbering Agency for Uruguay will remain in effect. Please contact Mrs. Georgina Spera at Gspera@bcu.gub.uy for more information.

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December 21, 2012

2012 Year in Review - CUSIP Global Services Update

As we pause to reflect on the developments of the last year, it is difficult to look past the dark clouds that have hung over the last few months of 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the tragic events in Connecticut, and to all of those who are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Against this backdrop of such staggering loss, the ups and downs of the financial standards and operations world are put into a much more narrow perspective. Still, we carry on with the hope that our individual contributions are helping to improve the financial marketplace and, by association, helping restore brighter times ahead for our economy and our nation. With that goal in mind, we look back on 2012 as a key turning point on many fronts.

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November 27, 2012

CGS Sponsors Inside Reference Data's LEI Webcast

The legal entity identifier (LEI) has emerged as one of the most high-profile topics in the financial data management industry today. The development of the new standard is being closely scrutinized by industry participants, who are keen to understand the potential benefits, implementation challenges and costs associated with the LEI. Listen to Scott Preiss and Darren Purcell of CGS speak on this topic by clicking below.

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November 20, 2012

Infrastructure Investment and Continuous Innovation Help Deliver Stability and Consistency Markets Need in an Unpredictable World

As if the regulatory, political and market volatility weren't enough for all of us to deal with, Mother Nature got in on the action when she sent us Hurricane Sandy. But, rather than lie down as the storm made its way through New York's financial center two weeks ago, financial markets persevered. Just one day after the storm, markets reopened and were trading successfully while the industry rallied to bring volumes back to normal levels despite many workers in the industry being displaced by the storm.

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October 4, 2012

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Assign ISIN and CFI Codes

Effective October 4th, 2012, CUSIP Global Services hands over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instrument) Codes to the Jamaica Stock Exchange for securities in the Jamaican market. The ISINs previously allocated by CUSIP Global Services in its role as substitute National Numbering Agency for Jamaica will remain in effect. Please contact Ms. Riccalya Robb at riccalyar@jamstockex.com for more information.

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September 4 2012

Jim Taylor's View From the Top

Jim joined CUSIP Global Services (CGS) in 1990 and, as leader of the group,has played a key role over the years in global initiatives to introduce new standards to the financial services industry. In this interview, he discusses the role CGS has played in developing identification schemes and how he sees this evolving in the future.

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August 16, 2012

CUSIP Global Services Develops Unique Identifiers for Canadian Options Market

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced the expansion of its CUSIP Options Service to cover Canadian equity, ETF and index options that trade on the Montreal Exchange. The addition of Canadian options builds on an alliance with FOW TRADEDATA, a United Kingdom-based financial information provider specializing in futures and options products that helped develop the CUSIP identification system for equity, ETF and index options listed on U.S. exchanges.

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August 13, 2012

Continued Collaboration Streamlines Financial Operations - CUSIP Global Services Update

It looks like our premonition back in 2010 that we were entering a golden age of data was right. In the last three months alone, we have seen debate over the implementation and administration of the legal entity identifier (LEI) makes front-page news in every major industry publication. Several new efforts to launch "open" standards for security identification have been launched. And, leaders have emerged in the quest to bring universal industry interoperability between these various numbering constructs.

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July 2, 2012

CUSIP Board of Trustees Endorses Active Inclusion of CUSIP Global Services in Global Legal Entity Identifier Development

As part of the global initiative to create a common code to identify legal entities engaged in financial transactions, CGS has actively participated in ISO and industry working groups to develop the 20-character LEI technical standard that was recommended by the FSB at the G20 global summit in Los Cabos, Mexico earlier this month. Through its endorsement, the CUSIP Board of Trustees recognizes the unique, pre-trade presence of CGS and other global numbering agencies, as well as existing infrastructure and issuer relationships, that make the NNA's uniquely positioned to contribute to the global LEI effort.

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May 2012

Developing New Standards to Meet Market Needs

It is difficult to think of any industry or human endeavor that doesn't benefit from the development and application of standards. From light bulb bases to shipping containers to the gauge of a transcontinental railroad track, history has shown that standards quietly bring a baseline level of efficiency - and an accepted way of doing things - to nearly every form of commerce. Indeed, where standards don't exist, chaos often reigns. The financial industry is no different.

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May 24, 2012

CUSIP InSight for the iPad launched

CUSIP InSight delivers the latest News, Issuance Trends and Identifier Coverage from CUSIP Global Services directly to the iPad. A real-time, customizable ticker of newly issued identifiers provides the ability to delve deeper into underlying security details via the premium CUSIP Access tab. Hourly, monthly and yearly issuance trends data, interactive identifier coverage heat maps and our latest analysis and commentary on issuance trends bring customers a wealth of insight.

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May 17, 2012

Joel Nadelman Returns to CGS as Director of Product Management

With the retirement of Maria Latorraca, Product Director, earlier this year, Joel joined CGS as Director of Product Management taking over her responsibilities. In this interview, he shares his perspectives on what he hopes to accomplish in his new position.

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April 26, 2012

Meet Our Team: Darren Purcell's View from London

As Business Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Darren is a frequent speaker at standards and reference data conferences for the financial services industry in the region, and is often quoted in the press. In this interview, he shares his perspectives on how CUSIP Global Services (CGS) is working with financial market participants to address new challenges and help promote efficiencies.

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April 10, 2012

CUSIP ID Requests Project Active Bond Issuance in U.S. Corporate and Muni Markets, Recovery in International Markets

International Debt and Equity Identifiers Increase Month-Over-Month, Muni Bond Identifiers Increases 57% Year-Over-Year

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April 2, 2012

A Year of Transformation and Growth - CUSIP Global Services Update

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, suggesting a transformational year of important turning points is upon us. Will it live up to expectations? From where we sit, we'd say we're off to a good start. Starting with the big picture…

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March 14, 2012

CUSIP Global Services' (CGS) New & Unique Identifiers Help Increase Transparency in the Hedge Fund Industry

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced today the launch of the CGS Hedge Fund Service which offers unique CUSIP identifiers for domestic and global hedge funds. Built in collaboration with eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, and their extensive eVestment|HFN hedge fund platform, the new service covers over 11,000 hedge funds and funds of funds identified in the CUSIP database.

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March 14, 2012

Meet Our Team: Maria Latorraca Heads into Retirement

Maria Latorraca, the much admired and highly-knowledgeable Product Director at CUSIP Global Services, has retired after 18 years with the team. We asked her to share her views on her time with CGS, and the many changes she has seen take place over the years.

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January 16, 2012

Reference Data Review Interviews CGS' Matthew Bastian on LEI

The regulatory push for an international Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is entering a crucial period with implementation due to begin in some regions this year. Reference Data Review spoke to Matthew Bastian from CUSIP Global Services to find out what to expect in 2012.

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December 13, 2011

Event Replay: Legal Entity Identification Webcast with Inside Market Data / Inside Reference Data

The need for a unique system to identify legal entities globally has in recent years been highlighted as essential to help mitigate risk. The topic has been discussed for more than a decade, but it is not before now that the industry has seen regulatory support and widespread awareness of the issue, which many believe will make the introduction of a universally accepted legal entity identifier a reality in the near future. With fast-paced developments in this space, now is the time for all industry participants to stay informed and prepare for change.

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November 15, 2011

CUSIP Global Services Reaches Agreement with the European Commission

On November 15th, 2011, CUSIP Global Services (CGS) entered into formal agreement with the European Commission (EC) to create and distribute a new data feed of US ISINs tailored specifically to the needs of certain market participants domiciled in the European Economic Area. Containing limited descriptive data for certain publicly traded US securities, the new data feed, called the US ISIN Basic Service, will bring a welcome conclusion to nearly three years of dialogue between CGS and the EC.

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October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

But while standards provide the consistency and methodology, they should not be confused with the products built to those standards. If a brand name light bulb is more efficient and longer-lasting than its generic equivalent, for example, should the manufacturer be able to charge for the value its bulb brings to consumers?

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September 28, 2011

CGS Helps the Industry Support New Reporting Requirements

In February of 2010, the SEC approved a filing by FINRA to amend the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE®) rules to classify asset-backed, mortgage-backed and other similar securities (generally called "ABS") as TRACE-Eligible Securities. The change took effect May 16th of this year requiring all broker-dealers who are FINRA member firms to report these transactions to TRACE.

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July 20, 2011

A Market Practitioner’s View on Legal Entity Identifiers

Of the more recent additions to the alphabet soup of industry topics, perhaps none is hotter than that of a global standard for legal entity identification – the LEI. One of the questions we are frequently asked here at CGS is: "How are you involved?"

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May 15, 2011

Statement from CUSIP Global Services on Market Testing Notice of the European Commission

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) welcomes the decision by the European Commission (EC) to commence market testing of a new CGS-proposed US ISIN service designed for local market participants who have unique, regional requirements and therefore require less comprehensive security identifier data than has been previously made available.

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April 1, 2011

TBA Product Release: CUSIP Global Services to expand TBA CUSIP algorithm

CUSIP Global Services announced the expansion of its TBA CUSIP algorithm for Federal Agency Pools to cover new product types...

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March 16, 2011

The Bond Buyer - Letter to the Editor

Sources cited in the Bond Buyer's March 10 article, "Interesting Times for BDA's Boss," make a number of critical errors and misrepresentations in their references to CUSIP Global Services.

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February 1, 2011

Director Darren Purcell will be representing CGS on a panel at TSAM Europe 2011

On Tuesday, March 8th, Director Darren Purcell will be representing CGS on a panel at TSAM Europe 2011.

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February 2011

CGS Comments to the Federal Reserve

As the operators of the CUSIP system for the ABA since 1968, we applaud and support the efforts of the CFTC to promote standardization of unique counterparty identifiers.

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November 16, 2010

CUSIP Global Services Makes its CABRE Business Entity Database Freely Available to CUSIP Customers

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced plans to make its CABRE business entity identifier database freely available to CUSIP customers, effective December 1...

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November 1, 2010

Effective November 1, 2010 CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility...

Effective November 1, CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instrument) Codes to Entidad de Deposito de Valores de Bolivia S.A. for securities in the Bolivian market. The ISINs previously allocated by CUSIP Global Services in its role as substitute National Numbering Agency for Bolivia will remain in effect. Please contact Mr. Luis Fernando Lima at lflima@edvbolivia.com for more information.

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November 1, 2010

CUSIP Global Services Launches New Fast-Track Request System

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the launch of CUSIP FIRST, a new financial instrument request system which lets requesters fast-track new bulk CUSIP ID issuance in 15 minutes or less. Using XML technology, this innovative system allows underwriters to submit requests for new CUSIP numbers by extracting data already captured on their internal systems.

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October 18, 2010

Effective October 18, 2010 CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility...

Effective October 18, 2010 CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instrument) Codes to Bolsa de Valores Nacional, S.A. for securities in the Guatemalan market. The ISINs previously allocated by CUSIP Global Services in its role as substitute National Numbering Agency for Guatemala will remain in effect. Please contact Mr. Luis Romero at romero@bvnsa.com.gt for more information.

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October 2010

Mind Your Language - Inside Reference Data Article

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September 08, 2010

Expanding Global Identifiers in Complex Assets Requires Strategic Partnership According to New A-Team Group Report

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July 27, 2010

Effective August 2, 2010 CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility...

Effective August 2, 2010 CUSIP Global Services will hand over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instrument) Codes to Decevale S.A. for securities in the Ecuadorian market. The ISINs previously allocated by CUSIP Global Services in its role as substitute National Numbering Agency for Ecuador will remain in effect. Please contact Luis Alberto Alvarez V. at (593) 99069069 or luisalvarez@decevale.com for more information.

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June 1, 2010

CUSIP Global Services offers CUSIP Open Web permission for clients with current CUSIP Licenses

Organizations such as mutual funds and market regulators have asked CUSIP Global Services (CGS) for permission to post CUSIP numbers on their public web sites. Effective June 1, 2010, CGS will "permission" holders of a valid CUSIP Daily License to do this; however, a CUSIP Web Amendment must be executed. Please contact your CUSIP Sales Representative for more information or CUSIP_CustService@CUSIP.com.

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May 14, 2010

Effective May 14, 2010 CUSIP Global Services handed over responsibility...

Effective May 14, 2010 CUSIP Global Services handed over responsibility for the assignment of ISINs and CFI (Classification of Financial Instruments) Codes to Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción S.A. for securities in the Paraguayan market.

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May 10, 2010

CUSIP Global Services Launches New Identification Service to Track U.S. Government Economic Stimulus Programs

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the launch of its Government Stimulus ID Service, covering economic stimulus programs sponsored by the U.S. Government since 2008.

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March 8, 2010

Deceval Becomes The National Numbering Agency In Colombia For All Securities Issues In The Local Market

We would like to inform you that as of 23d March, 2010, DECEVAL as the National Numbering Agency will allocate the ISIN and CFI codes to all securities in the Colombian market subject to the ISO 6166 and ISO 10962 standards.

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February 23, 2010

CUSIP Global Services and Avox Limited Launch Business Entity Identifier Service

CUSIP Global Service (CGS) announced the launch of the CABRE Directory Service. The service is a combined effort by CGS and Avox to provide a universal identification system for global business entities.

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October 22, 2009

The Bar Code of Financial Markets

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July 21, 2009

S&P Fixed Income Risk Management Services Selected to Partner With the American Securitization Forum to Bring Loan-Level Transparency to Securitization Investors (PDF)

Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS), an analytics unit separate from S&P’s ratings business that delivers solutions to help investors perform greater due diligence on the financial instruments in their portfolios, was selected to partner with the American Securitization Forum (ASF) to bring individual loan-level transparency to the mortgage- and asset-backed securities market. FIRMS will create a new loan numbering system and a central loan data repository aimed at providing investors with a means to understanding the risk, collateral and credit of an individual loan that has been securitized or may be repackaged for the secondary market.

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June 30, 2009

CUSIP Global Services launches Options Service (PDF)

Building on its alliance with FOW TRADEdata, a United Kingdom-based financial information provider specializing in futures and options products, that will assist in the development of a CUSIP identification system for listed equity options in the U.S., CUSIP Global Services (CGS), managed by Standard & Poor’s on behalf of the American Bankers Association, today announced the launch of its CUSIP Options Service for U.S. listed equity options.

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June 16, 2009

CUSIP Global Services Teams With HedgeFund.Net to Develop Unique Identifiers for Hedge Funds (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), managed by Standard & Poor’s on behalf of the American Bankers Association, today announced that HedgeFund.net, a leading source for hedge fund and fund of hedge fund information owned by Channel Capital Group Inc, will aid in the development of a CUSIP identification system for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds on a global basis.

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May 5, 2009

CUSIP Global Services Selects FOW TRADEdata to Aid in the Development of U.S. Options Service (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), managed by Standard & Poor’s on behalf of the American Bankers Association, today announced that FOW TRADEdata, a United Kingdom-based financial information provider specializing in futures and options products, will aid in the development of a CUSIP identification system for listed equity options in the U.S.

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April 28, 2009

CUSIP Global Services and Avox Partner to Bring Standard Entity ‘CABRE’ Identifiers to Global Financial Services Market (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services (CGS), managed by Standard & Poor’s on behalf of the American Bankers Association, today announced its alliance with Avox to create a universal identification system for global business entities. The new standard code, to be known as a “CABRE” (CUSIP Avox Business Reference Entity identifier), will be generated and maintained for Issuers, Obligors and Counterparties on a global basis.

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December 5, 2008

CUSIP Celebrates 40 Years By Ringing The Closing Bell At NASDAQ

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December 5, 2008

CUSIP Service Bureau has established new procedures for FDIC guaranteed bank debt and TARP preferred stock.

For senior unsecured debt issued by FDIC qualified banks, bank holding companies and financial institutions including companies that have a bank subsidiary. FDIC guaranteed debt can be issued as commercial paper, medium term notes or “one-off” debt.

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December 5, 2008

Bank Bonds

The CUSIP Service Bureau continues to receive an increasing number of requests for the assignment of CUSIP numbers for Bank Bonds

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December 5, 2008

Hand-Over of Numbering Function to Bolivia & The Dominican Republic

Effective August 2008, numbering function was handed over from the USA’s Standard & Poor’s Global Services, the responsible Substitute Numbering Agency (SNA) for Bolivia and The Dominican Republic, to the appointed National Numbering Agency, Entidad de Deposito de Valores de Bolivia S.A. and CEVALDOM Deposito Centralizado de Vaores S.A., respectively.

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August 28, 2008

CSX Hurricane Closing

Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Gustav, the offices of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange closed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 and will be closed all day on Friday, August 29, 2008.

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August 1, 2008

S&P Preparing to Launch Cusip Identifier Codes for Listed Options Next Year (PDF)

The Cusip Service Bureau, operated by Standard & Poor's (S&P), is set to introduce Cusip codes for listed options next year, officials tell Inside Reference Data.

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July 5, 2008

ANNA Adds New Members (PDF)

The result of the new adds brings the membership count to 76 members and 21 partners representing 109 countries.

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June 30, 2008

CUSIP Global Services Expands Availability and Functionality of Reference Data with Launch of CUSIP Access (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services today announced the launch of the CUSIP Access premium-level service with expanded availability of data and new functionality for clients who require more advanced options for managing reference data. The enhancements include the ability to download CUSIP data directly into a spreadsheet and see scrolling real-time alerts of new CUSIP issuances.

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June 25, 2008

CUSIP Global Services Launches Loan Identifier Platform for European Banks (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services announced today the launch of its online European Bank Loan Application (EBL) platform. European Agent Banks can use the EBL to request the assignment of CUSIP identifiers and ISINs for syndicated loans originated in Europe.

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June 24, 2008

CUSIP Global Services Assists Russian NNA “NDC” in Validating CFI codes In Accordance With Russian Securities Regulation (PDF)

CUSIP Global Services received the following informational letter from the Moscow office of the NDC, Russia’s National Numbering Agency. The NDC posted this letter on their website to advise the Russian market of industry changes relating to CFI code use.

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June 23, 2008

CUSIP Celebrates 40 Years And Honors Joseph Siegel And Former Board Members (PDF)

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June 4, 2008

Is There a Need For Counterparty IDs? (PDF)

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November 20, 2007

Standard & Poor’s to Provide Multiple Data Feeds to Asset Control (PDF)

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October 9, 2007

CUSIP Master File Database now available online through Standard & Poor’s Security Master Services (PDF)

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September 4, 2007

CUSIP Service Bureau’s New Web-based System Streamlines Request Process (PDF)

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August 14, 2007

CUSIP Service Bureau to Provide Data to QED Financial Systems (PDF)

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April 16, 2007

CUSIP Service Bureau Launches CUSIP-based ISIN Look-up Service (PDF)

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April 16, 2007

CUSIP Corporate Requesters, Introducing a surcharge for CUSIP requests with paper or fax documents (PDF)

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