Learn More about CUSIP Permanence

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.

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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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