An identifier for every market

CUSIP

CGS provides a 9-character standard CUSIP identifier for issuers and their financial instruments offered in the U.S. and Canada

An identifier for every market

CINS

CGS provides a 9-character standard CGS CINS identifier for more than 30 non-North American countries and their financial instruments

An identifier for every market

ISIN

CGS is responsible for the assignment of ISINs in the U.S. and other areas where designated

An identifier for every market

LEI

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-character, alphanumeric based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

An identifier for every market

CEI

The CUSIP Entity Identifier (CEI) is a 10-character code designed to uniquely identify legal entities in the syndicated loan market.

An identifier for every market

CUSIP

CGS provides a 9-character standard CUSIP identifier for issuers and their financial instruments offered in the U.S. and Canada

An identifier for every market

CINS

CGS provides a 9-character standard CGS CINS identifier for more than 30 non-North American countries and their financial instruments

An identifier for every market

ISIN

CGS is responsible for the assignment of ISINs in the U.S. and other areas where designated

An identifier for every market

LEI

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-character, alphanumeric based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

An identifier for every market

CEI

The CUSIP Entity Identifier (CEI) is a 10-character code designed to uniquely identify legal entities in the syndicated loan market.


Global coverage.
Local expertise.

From the assignment of identifiers for new issues to their use in trading, settlement, asset servicing and risk management, clients rely on trusted CUSIP identifiers and the knowledge and experience of the CGS team to provide a solid foundation to run their businesses smoothly.

Brain Network

Our knowledge is
your power

More than just identifiers, CGS commercial databases contain 65+ different data elements relating to tens of millions of financial instruments (depending on asset class), 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.

Issuance Trends

  • Norwalk, CT
    June 13, 2024

    Request volumes for new municipal CUSIP identifiers rose for the fourth-consecutive month in May, while corporate identifier requests were steady overall.

  • Norwalk, CT
    May 17, 2024

    Request volumes for new corporate and municipal CUSIP identifiers rose in April.

  • Norwalk, CT
    April 18, 2024

    Request volumes for new municipal CUSIP identifiers rose for the second-consecutive month in March, while corporate requests declined.