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CUSIP® Global Services (CGS) is the trusted originator of quality identifiers worldwide and the industry standard as a provider of reliable, timely reference data.Learn more about cgs
The CGS database serves as the backbone for Security Master Files among both vendor and user firms throughout the industry.Discover our services
CUSIP identifiers are the universally accepted standard for classifying financial instruments across institutions and exchanges worldwide.
Assigned by CUSIP Global Services (CGS), CUSIP® identifiers cover a wide range of global financial instruments, including extensive equity and debt issues, derivatives, syndicated loans, hedge funds, and listed options for the US and Canada.
CUSIP-based identifiers are crucial to the accurate and efficient clearance and settlement of securities, as well as processing associated with income payments made during the lifecycle of an issue. Learn more about the history of the CUSIP system and how it has evolved with the market's needs.About CGS
More than just identifiers, CGS commercial databases contain up to 60 different data elements relating to over 26 million financial instruments, plus event- driven corporate actions such as name changes, mergers, acquisitions and reverse splits. Our extensive coverage includes corporate, government, municipal, and international securities; IPOs; preferred stock; funds; CDs; derivatives; US and Canadian listed options and syndicated loans, with new financial instruments and geographic regions continually added.