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ANNA Announcements

  • March 19, 2020
    Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, the employees of our Members and Partners as well as our external business partners. In view of the international COVID-19 pandemic, ANNA is closely monitoring the situation and how it is being assessed by governments and official health organizations.
  • March 12, 2020
    The Crypto Assets Conference 2020 was another jammed-pack event taking place in Frankfurt on 9-10 March, focusing on the future implications of blockchain. In its second year and welcoming over 300 guests and experts, sessions took place to discuss the custody of digital assets, tokenised securities, a digital euro, and regulatory developments in Germany and Liechtenstein.
  • March 12, 2020
    We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Stephan Dreyer has joined the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) as Managing Director. Prior to this, Stephan spent over 25 years working for Bloomberg LP in the US, London, and Frankfurt as a Senior Product Manager for Fixed Income Debt Capital Markets and Securitized Derivatives within the Data Management Division, where he spearheaded development of data products for market transparency and regulatory purposes.
  • January 13, 2020
    Digital assets are emerging as a new investment class. The entire investment industry, from issuers to investors to regulators, stands to gain from greater levels of efficiency and transparency while reducing transaction costs and times. In the first of our Digital Asset Series, we look at what is defined as a digital asset, as well as what industry needs to do to be able to efficiently capitalise on the benefits of this fledgling asset class.
  • December 19, 2019
    Earlier in the year, ANNA held its first Benchmarks Task Force (TF21) meeting at the London Stock Exchange, the outcome of which was shared in a blog post published in April 2019. Since then, TF21 has met twice to follow-up on the actions from the previous meeting which included a review of proposed amendments to the ISIN Guidelines based on TF21 recommendations, as well as opening discussions on ISIN data quality and coverage.
  • December 2, 2019
    ...with continued commitment from National Numbering Agencies

    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), a global member association seeking to foster standardisation within the financial industry by upholding the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) principles and by promoting International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs), and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISN), for financial instruments, announced today that 16 National Numbering Agencies (NNAs) have now signed up to this voluntary initiative which maps new and legacy ISINs to their corresponding LEIs, a joint initiative ANNA is undertaking with the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF).
  • October 23, 2019
    to assess benefits of common standard identifiers

    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), a global member association seeking to foster standardisation within the financial industry by upholding the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) principles and by promoting International Securities Identification Numbers, ISINs, and Classification of Financial Instrument codes, CFIs, and Financial Instrument Short Names, FISN, for financial instruments, announce a new Technology Taskforce (TF-22) on Digital Assets. This initiative has been created to help examine how ISINs may be able to help identify possible harmonisation of standards.
  • July 16, 2019
    The use of Classification of Financial Instrument (CFI) codes has gained momentum since the increase in scope of MiFID II requiring the reporting of CFIs for OTC derivatives. Scrutiny from regulators has likewise increased with Competent Authorities frequently questioning users on their CFI data reporting. Regulators are keen to put their newfound reporting data to good use and utilise the collected information for analytical purposes, yet the key focus is to ensure that accurate data is submitted in order for them to do so. This consistency of data is not only important for regulators, but for firms that are becoming increasingly aware of the critical value of efficiently aggregating data for their own evaluation and positioning purposes.
  • June 14, 2019
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) is a global member association seeking to foster standardisation within the financial industry by upholding the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) principles and by promoting ISIN, FISN and CFI codes for financial instruments. This is achieved through ongoing, collaborative work with market participants, regulators and other standards bodies.
  • April 12, 2019
    Chief Risk Officers are keen to stem losses linked to operational risk, as well as minimising the costs involved in managing the all-important mountain of data that financial institutions find themselves sitting on. One way to reduce operational friction in this area is by reducing risk and potential conflict around the standards used to identify financial instruments. It is imperative that these unique instrument identifiers remain truly standardised across all Capital Market borders and consistently aligned so as to either avoid delays in settlement, or costly risk-laden results in data inconsistencies and operational challenges.
  • April 10, 2019
    In our latest blog post we look at what themes emerged from the first Benchmarks Task Force meeting, including the key challenges faced by the industry, as well as the current ISIN assignment process, existing ISIN coverage and future expectations.
  • April 4, 2019
    ANNA and GLEIF announce ‘go-live’ date on ISIN LEI Initiative. Link between ISO standards to start on 4th April 2019, to improve transparency and aid risk and exposure management
  • October 18, 2018
    London, 17 October 2018 – The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), the organisation whose members are responsible for assigning ISIN, FISN & CFI codes, today announced a new Benchmarks Task Force to aid in understanding and developing the process for obtaining ISINs for referential instruments in particular, indices and reference rates.
  • September 4, 2018
    London, 4 September 2018 – The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) today have announced the signing of a new initiative to link International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). The initiative has been created to help improve transparency of exposure by linking the issuer and issuance of securities.
  • January 15, 2018
    London, UK – The Derivatives Services Bureau, the global utility for creation of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) for over-the-counter derivatives, has finalized fees for the current user contracts running from 2 October 2017 to 31 December 2018. The calculations reflect the overall growth in fee-paying users from 78 to 103 firms over the last three weeks.
  • December 19, 2017
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies today announced the availability of its ANNA ISIN Lookup Service, which enables any user to find and download ISINs by providing relevant reference data. Responses to queries include not only International Securities Information Numbers (ISINs) with matched reference data, but also companion codes – the Classification of Financial Instruments (CFI) and Financial Instrument Short Name.
  • December 14, 2017
    London, UK -- The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) reports today on progress in new contracts received for fee-based services. These include creation of new International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) for OTC derivatives and programmatic connections to the DSB which enable fully automated operations and real-time updates.
  • November 9, 2017
    Since the Derivatives Service Bureau (“DSB”) entered production on 2 October, the DSB has witnessed a steady rise in registrations, with rising numbers of firms looking to be on-boarded in time for the start of MiFID II on 3 Jan 2018. Given the DSB’s status as a new OTC derivatives market infrastructure utility, the DSB is publishing this report to inform the industry of its progress and performance and to inform market participants of timelines for guaranteed on-boarding before MiFID II go-live.
  • October 2, 2017
    The Derivatives Service Bureau launched its real-time International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) creation service today and users can now create OTC derivative ISINs and obtain associated reference data to address regulatory reporting obligations and processing requirements.
  • May 2, 2017
    The Derivatives Service Bureau today opened its second industry consultation on the proposed final fee model of user payments and other topics related to the cost-recovery financial basis of the DSB. The fee model will go into effect on 2 October 2017 when the DSB completes its start-up phase and becomes operational.
  • April 19, 2017
    Using the example of a specific swap product, the Product Committee of the Derivatives Service Bureau today opened its second industry consultation to define in principle the relevant International Securities Identification Number (ISIN). Industry feedback is due by 12 May.
  • April 13, 2017
    Funding to complete development and support initial operations of the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has been secured. The investors represent some of the largest and longest established National Numbering Agencies.
  • April 3, 2017
    The Derivatives Service Bureau today opened the DSB User Acceptance Testing (UAT) platform to the industry with a revised and updated set of product templates that are consistent with MiFID II requirements.
  • March 2, 2017
    The ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau today announced that registration for the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) platform is open. The UAT environment is functionally complete and will enable prospective users of the DSB to complete testing before the October 2017 go-live.
  • January 19, 2017
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies today announced that Emma Kalliomaki has been confirmed as managing director of ANNA, as well as the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) and the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB).
  • January 9, 2017
    ANNA has published the fee model consultation paper for the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau. This industry consultation seeks comments on a proposed fee model that supports cost-recovery principles in fees charged for the numbering agency functions of the DSB.
  • December 7, 2016
    ANNA is pleased to announce the membership of the Product Committee determining the specifications and maintaining the technical integrity of the ISIN for OTC derivatives.
  • November 30, 2016
    ANNA is inviting industry comment on key decisions related to the development of the numbering agency function of the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB). Three industry consultations are currently scheduled.
  • November 23, 2016
    Concerns about the governance and pricing of the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau are generating a great deal of background noise among some trade associations and data vendors. We believe this may be due to lack of information. The following status report is a more detailed overview of where we are in developing the business structure of the DSB, particularly in regard to pricing and governance.
  • November 8, 2016
    At the request of potential applicants and to continue collaboration with industry participants, the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) is pleased to announce they will extend the submission deadline for the Product Committee of the Derivatives Service Bureau to November 15 2016.
  • November 7, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced access to the demo website that will enable users to interact with the Derivatives Service Bureau which is currently under development. The ANNA DSB Demo allows users to create new ISINs, search for existing identifiers and download ISIN data attributes.
  • October 13, 2016
    ANNA responds to the call for comment by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on their second consultative report on the Harmonization of the Unique Product Identifier.
  • October 13, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced it has extended its relationship with Etrading Software Ltd. (ETS), which has served as the technical partner for the development of the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), to include management services
  • October 11, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced the availability of specifications for connecting its Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) to trading platforms and front office systems. The connectivity is based on the messaging protocol of the FIX Trading Community
  • October 10, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced its engagement of BearingPoint as a Trusted Advisor in the development of the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau for ISINs for OTC derivatives. BearingPoint, an international management and technology consulting firm, is one of the largest management consultancies in Europe.
  • September 27, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced membership-supported plans to spin off the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB) into its own Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) as a subsidiary. In addition, ANNA will create another subsidiary SPV to house the new Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB)
  • September 20, 2016
    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.
  • September 14, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) today announced that under a consulting contract with Etrading Software, a London-based professional services technology firm, the core functionality of the allocation engine for the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for OTC derivatives has been Implemented.
  • September 6, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) welcomes and supports the position taken on 19 July by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee in its proposed amendments to the "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prospectus ...
  • March 21, 2016
    The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), welcomes and supports the opinion of the European Central Bank of 17 March, in response to the "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading."
  • June 24, 2015
    ANNA welcomes Dr. Tarek E. Abdel Bary, Deputy Chairman of MCDR of Egypt, and Ms. Zazil Miranda González, Vice President International Business at Indeval of Mexico, to its Board of Directors. The Board is now comprised of representatives from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
  • June 4, 2015
    The new CFI standard will extend to more derivatives types, including swaps, spot, forwards, strategies, and complex options. Counterparties in OTC transactions will now be able to self-generate CFIs, though numbering agencies will still allocate CFIs with new ISINs.

  • November 20, 2014
    The ANNA Service Bureau now offers ISIN files enriched with the identifiers required for recordkeeping and reporting. This advance will offer a broader information set related to specific financial instruments, while eliminating the labor and complications of researching and integrating this information for use in trading, post-trade processing, risk management and regulatory reporting.
  • September 10, 2014
    The latest version of the 22-year-old ISO 6166 standard, the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN), addresses the continuing evolution of the international capital markets with coverage of even more instrument types, including exchange-traded and OTC derivatives and structured product instruments
  • April 22, 2014
    “The spread of the ISIN and CFI standards across the world has been a remarkable achievement for an organization that is comprised of and managed by a volunteer group of highly placed professionals,” notes Dan Kuhnel, chairman of the ANNA board of directors. “We continue to foster emerging National Numbering Agencies, and we look forward to more additions to the group in 2014.”

ANNA in the News

“OTC Derivatives: The Identifier Debate Heats Up in Europe” by Chris Kentouris, FinOps Report, 21 May 2015

“ISINs-Plus: Will ANNA’s New Data Offering Be Embraced?” by Chris Kentouris, FinOps Report, 4 December 2014

“ANNA Enhances ISIN Records” by Michael Shashoua, Inside Reference Data, 20 November 2014

“Anna Updates ISIN Standard and Combines ISO Financial Standards to Develop Centralised Data Hub.” Blog, Reference Data Review, 12 September 2014

“ISIN Identifier Standard Widened For Regulatory Compliance” by Joanna Wright, Inside Reference Data, 11 September 2014