Request For Comments on CUSIP Permanence

The CUSIP® system is able to serve as a world-class standard because of feedback and input from industry experts – which is why we’re requesting your comments.

CUSIP Global Services is seeking comment from industry participants with regards to a change in CUSIP assignment procedures, or permanence.

As part of this proposed change, the CUSIP identifier will remain the same after certain corporate actions – simple name changes – even when there is a significant impact on the alpha-numeric sequencing within the CUSIP system. Click here to read more information and send us your comments using the 'Submit Comments' hyperlink below.

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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

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)


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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.

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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.


60

DIFFERENT DATA ELEMENTS

26

MILLION FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

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Issuance Trends

  • New York, NY
    May 17, 2021

    Corporate and Municipal CUSIP Request Volumes Climb for Third Straight Month

  • New York, NY
    April 13, 2021

    Corporate Equity and Debt Issuance Up 16%, Municipal Volumes Up 20% in March

  • New York, NY
    March 11, 2021

    Request Volumes for Several Asset Classes Increase