Numbering Agency Organization Adds LEI Fields

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has updated its ANNA Service Bureau database (ASB), operated by by CUSIP Global Services and SIX Financial Information, to include 16 new data fields, including the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).
By Jake Safane(2147484770)
The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has updated its ANNA Service Bureau database (ASB), operated by by CUSIP Global Services and SIX Financial Information, to include 16 new data fields, including the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

The ASB database was developed by a group of global numbering agencies to collect and disseminate industry-standard global identifiers, ISIN and CFI codes, through a common platform. It contains global security and entity identifier data for over 28 million publicly traded instruments.

The new data fields can be used by market participants to gain a greater level of granularity into specific issuer, entity and security-level detail, with fields such as the LEI, Lead Manager LEI, Fund Manager LEI, Financial Instrument Sort Name (FISN), Market Identifier Code (MIC), Central Securities Depository Name (CSD) and Issuer Headquarters Address.

“We’re excited to provide the global financial services industry with a more robust ANNA-driven, ISIN-based solution that promotes new critical standards like the LEI,” says Dan Kuhnel, chairman of the ANNA board of directors. “The collective efforts of our member NNA’s (national numbering agencies) combined with the efficiency and comprehensiveness with which this expansion was executed illustrates why CUSIP Global Services and SIX Financial Information remain the ideal choice to operate the ANNA Service Bureau as a central utility for ISIN-related data.”

“The ongoing development of the ISIN is so critical to the financial markets because it is a vendor-neutral, universally recognized standard that allows every institution to communicate seamlessly in a common language,” says Jim Taylor, managing director and Head of CGS. “By continually improving and incorporating emerging standards into the ANNA Database, we are helping to improve a system that has become instrumental to global trade.”

“The improvements made to the ANNA Service Bureau database are a prime example of what’s possible when industry leaders from the private sector collaborate with one another and with industry groups to develop and implement standards that help raise the bar for the entire industry,” says Nourredine Yous, executive director at SIX Financial Information.

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