Commonly used acronyms in ANNA-related matters and on this website:


ACG Asian CSD Group
ACSDA Americas’ Central Securities Depositories Association
AECSD Association of Eurasian CSDs
(A)GM (Annual) General Meeting (of ANNA)
AGRA Advisory Group on Registration Authorities (ISO TC68)
AII Alternative Instrument Identifier (for Futures & Options)
ALARG ANNA Latin America Regional Group
AMEDA African & Middle East Depositories Association
AMERG African & Middle East Regional Group (ANNA Regional Group)
ANNA Association of National Numbering Agencies
ANNA/TF20 ANNA Task Force 20 – Implementation of new standards
ANNA/WG1 ANNA Working Group 1 – Assisting Emerging Markets
ANNA/WG2 ANNA Working Group 2– ISIN Quality & Guidelines
ANNA/WG5 ANNA Working Group 5 – Pre-LOU Group for LEI (currently dormant)
APARG Asia Pacific Regional Group (ANNA Regional Group)
ASB ANNA Service Bureau
ASB TC ANNA Service Bureau Technical Committee
ASIFMA Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
BIC Business Identifier Code (according to ISO 9362)
CAG Chairman’s Advisory Group (ISO TC68/SC4)
CD Circulated Draft (Standard)
CER Certified Emission Reduction
CFI Classification of Financial Instruments (according to ISO 10962)
CFTC U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CPMI Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures
CSD Central Securities Depository
CSDR EU-Central Securities Depositories Regulation
DIS Draft International Standard
DSB Derivatives Services Bureau
EBA European Banking Authority
ECB European Central Bank
ECSDA European Central Securities Depositories Association
EGM Extraordinary General Meeting of ANNA
ELF Entity Legal Forms (ISO 20275)
ESMA European Securities and Markets Authority
ETS ETrading Software
EUA European Union Allowances
FDIS Final Draft International Standard
FEAS Federation of European and Asian Stock Exchange
FESE Federation of European Stock Exchanges
FIGI Financial Instruments Global Identifier  (OMG standard allocated by
FISN Financial Instrument Short Name (according to ISO 18774)
FCA Financial Conduct Authority (UK Regulator)
FSB Financial Stability Board
GFMA Global Financial Markets Association
GIAM Global ISIN Access Mechanism (predecessor of the ASB until 2001)
GLEIF Global LEI Foundation
GLEIS Global LEI System
GMEI Global Markets Entity Identifier (new name for former CICI)
GUUG Group on Unique Trade identifier (UTI) and Unique product identifier (UPI)
IBAN International Bank Account Number (according to ISO 13616)
ICMA International Capital Markets Association
ICMSA International Capital Markets Services Association
ICSD International Central Securities Depositary (Euroclear/Clearstream)
IOSCO International Organisation of Securities Commissions
IRG Industry Representation Group
ISIN International Securities Identification Number (according to ISO 6166)
ISITC International Securities Association for Institutional Trade
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISO 6166 ISIN Standard reference number
ISO 10383 MIC Standard reference number
ISO 10962 CFI Standard reference number
ISO 17442 Legal Entitiy Identifier- Standard reference number
ISO 18774 Financial Instrument Short Name – Standard reference number
ISO CS ISO Central Secretariat
ISO TC68 ISO Technical Committee 68 (Financial services)
ISO TC68/SC8 ISO TC 68 Sub-Committee 8 (Reference Data for Financial Services)
ISO TC68/SC8/WG1 ISO Working Group undertaking the ISO 10962 revision
LEI Legal Entity Identifier (according to ISO 17442 Standard)
LoU Letter of Understanding between ANNA and each NNA
LOU Local Operating Unit (related to LEI)
NGN New Global Note
NNA National Numbering Agency
NSS New Safekeeping Structure
NWI New Work Item (for an ISO Standard)
NWIP New Work Item Proposal (for an ISO Standard)
MA References the ISO Maintenance Agency for a particular Standard
MIC Market Identifier Code (according to ISO 10383)
MiFID II Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (European Regulation)
MiFIR Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSP Management Service Provider for DSB
MTF Multilateral Trading Facility
OMG Object Management Group (Standards Organization)
OTC Over the Counter
PC Product Committee
P-Member ISO Participation Countries (with voting entitlements)
RA References the ISO Registration Authority for a particular Standard
RAA Registration Authority Agreement
RAND Reasonable And Non Discriminatory (principle for RA terms by ISO)
RDL Reference Data Library
ROC Regulatory Oversight Committee for the LEI System
SAG Standards Advisory Group
SFTR Securities Financing Transactions Regulation
SI Systematic Internaliser
SIFMA Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLLA Service Level License Agreement between ANNA and the ASB Operators
(Replaced in 2011 by “Agreement for the provision of services”)
SNA Substitute Numbering Agency
SVP Special Purpose Vehicle
STP Straight-Through-Processing
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
TF Task Force
UIROC Unique Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee
UIP Unique Product Identifier
UTI Unique Transaction Identifier
VER Voluntary or Verified Emission Reduction
WG Working Group



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