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CUSIP® Global Services

The financial services industry relies on CUSIP® Global Services' (CGS) unrivaled experience in uniquely identifying instruments and entities to support efficient global capital markets. An extensive focus on standardization over the past 45 years has helped CGS earn its reputation as a trusted originator of quality identifiers and descriptive data, ensuring that essential front- and back-office functions run smoothly.

Common language. Uncommon value.

Relied upon worldwide as the industry standard provider of reliable, timely reference data, CGS is also a founding member and co-operates the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) Service Bureau, a global security and entity identifier database for over 34 million public and privately traded instruments, contributed by 92 national numbering agencies and 27 partner agencies representing 255 different countries.

What’s behind a CUSIP® Number?

  • Experience: More than 45 years of information on corporate capital changes in the US and Canada. Detailed data on more than 26 million financial instruments and their issues. 1000-2000 new identifiers created each day
  • Process: A rigorous, time-tested process originates and maintains reliable data users can trust. Up to 60 different data elements are analyzed to uniquely classify each instrument. The result? An identifier that’s meaningful, informative, accurate, and efficient.
  • Technology: Unrivaled data management and access options. Direct web and FTP links with pipe-delimited or XML data feeds. APIs with intra-day, daily, and weekly updates. State-of-the-art Disaster Recovery Infrastructure.
  • Innovation: Coverage of corporate, government, municipal, and international securities; IPOs; preferred stock; funds; CDs; derivatives; US and Canadian listed options; syndicated loans – new financial instruments and geographic regions continually added.

CGS is managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association (ABA) by S&P Global Market Intelligence, with a Board of Trustees that represents the voices of leading financial institutions.

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