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September 2016

Banks Looking To Blockchain Tools for Reference Data: Pain Trade

What's Next? Banks Explore Use of Blockchain Tools For Reference Data Management; ISIN, CUSIP, SEDOL.. (WSJ) 20 September--Some big banks are applying a bitcoin-style system to another technology pain point, the reference data identification tags attached to things they trade. Reference data includes securities identification numbers, including ubiquitous ISIN (International Securities Identification Number), CUSIP, SEDOL [...]

Industry Consortium Advances ISIN code Protocol for OTC Derivatives

FIX Taxonomy to Enhance Automation for ISO-friendly ISIN code Protocol Reference Data (Finextra) 21 Sept.The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced plans to extend the functionality of the allocation engine for the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for OTC derivatives to support the FIX derivatives taxonomy and other open-standard product taxonomies. The automated [...]

Fintech Firm HiPay (ISIN FR0012821916) Can Do PEA-PME Funds

FinTech Firm HiPay GROUP IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE "PEA-PME" FUNDS (NASDAQ) Paris, September 22nd, 2016, 5:45 p.m.- HiPay Group (ISIN code FR0012821916 - HIPAY), the Fintech company specializing in online payments, confirms its eligibility for PEA-PME funds. This eligibility complies with the Order n°2014-283 from March the 4th applying with the article 70 of the [...]

Blockchain Comes to World of Reference Data – ISIN

Can Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology Lead Reference Data professionals to the Holy Grail? Financial industry professionals having specific roles focused on administering reference data are typically found in a cubicle staring at a computer and managing the logistics involved with parsing, curating and tagging the various codes and acronyms associated with each financial instrument that is passing [...]

India Inc Raises US 10.68bil via Debt Private Placements in August

India Inc Companies completed US 10.68bil in Private Placement of Debt Securities; 375 Debt Deals Placed vs 272 in August 2015 New Delhi, Sept 2: India Inc had raised Rs. 71,165 crore, equating to US $10.68billion through private placement of corporate debt securities or bonds in August with proceeds to fund business expansion plans and [...]

Reference Data Update:The Evolution of LEI Codes

Panama Papers 'scandal' underscored the need for securing LEI codes for your financial service enterprise; LEI is a global regulatory issue, not merely a vanity tag. The universe of securities reference data code types across the global financial industry ecosystem seems to keep growing. Leading the pack are necessarily the ubiquitous and most commonly referenced [...]

August 2016

European Commission Adopts ISIN and RTS 23 Under MiFID II

The commission's decision to keep the ISIN identifier standard reaps criticism from industry professionals Source: European Commission Adopts ISIN and RTS 23 Under MiFID II

July 2016

Azerbaijan Govt Defeats Effort to Inflate Interest Rates

27 July 2016 Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The Ministry of Finance of Azerbaijan, pursuing the policy of free pricing, has successfully defeated an attempt to inflate the rates on state short-term bonds (T-bills) up to 20%. The Baku Stock Exchange announced that the Finance Ministry sold manat-denominated T-bills with ISIN-code AZ0102005516. They were offered in the volume [...]

European Commission Adopts ISIN Code for MiFID II

EC Embraces ISIN reference code protocol for financial instrument identifiers as MiFID II nears full implementation (Waters Technology) 20 July 2016-The European Commission (EC) has adopted several technical standards of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), including RTS 23 (Regulatory Technical Standard), which deals with standards and formats for financial instrument reference data. The [...]

EC Adopts ISIN Codes Under MiFID II

(Waters Technology |InsideReferenceData.com) 20 July 2016-The European Commission (EC) has adopted several technical standards of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), including RTS 23 (Regulatory Technical Standard), which deals with standards and formats for financial instrument reference data. The initial version of the standards mandated the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for reporting under [...]

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