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CGS has received industry feedback in connection with a Request for Comments to a change in CUSIP assignment procedures.
CUSIP Permanence is an update to assignment procedures, in which the CUSIP identifier will remain the same for corporate and mutual fund name changes even when there is a significant impact on the alpha-numeric sequencing within the CUSIP system. This update will go into effect on October 1, 2021.
Below is a link to some frequently asked questions about CUSIP Permanence from market participants. Please send us an email if you have any other questions.Access the FAQ
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.