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  • 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.”

London, April 4th 2019 – The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) announce 4th April 2019 as the ‘go-live’ date for the new initiative to start linking International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) for the global financial industry. The initiative has been created to help improve transparency of exposure by linking the legal issuing entity (Issuer) to their issuance of securities, and to also address some of the regulatory requirements under the Prospective Directive, the CSDR and SFTR.

Over the past nine months, ANNA and GLEIF have worked together on technical developments on how the new global initiative will map ISINs to their corresponding LEIs. From April, a consolidated view of ISIN-LEI links provided by National Numbering Agencies who have opted into the initiative will be provided to the GLEIF by the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB). This published ISIN-to-LEI mapping will be made freely available to all without restriction on the GLEIF website. Eleven NNAs have already opted in from the start, with many expected to follow in the coming months.

This initiative underlines ANNA’s and GLEIF’s commitment and mission to promote the use of standards, including the two ISO standards used in this initiative: ISIN (ISO 6166) and LEI (ISO 17442). By linking the two ISO standards together, firms will be able to aggregate data to gain a clear view of their securities exposure for a given issuer and its related entities.

As the registration authority for the ISIN, ANNA has been responsible for evolving and promoting the ISIN standard through its work and collaboration with members, regulators and the industry at large. As a result, ISINs are issued today in more than 200 jurisdictions worldwide, enabling efficient global cross-border trading and improved transparency.

Established in 2014 by the Financial Stability Board, the GLEIF is tasked to support the implementation and use of LEIs, to help drive forward transparency within the global financial markets. Public authorities in many jurisdictions rely on the LEI to evaluate risk, take corrective steps as well as improve the accuracy of financial data in order to minimise the risk of market abuse.

Uwe Meyer, Executive Director & Secretariat, ANNA, said, “We are delighted that GLEIF and ANNA have joined forces to provide such a high quality and useful link between two very important ISO standards. We are constantly looking for ways to bring about further harmony in the markets by promoting standardisation, and are pleased that our work with GLEIF is furthering this end. Our work with the National Numbering Agencies has made this initiative ready for launch in just a few months, which is an incredible achievement and testament to the collaboration within the industry.”

Stephan Wolf, CEO, GLEIF, said, “GLEIF has been working with ANNA on this initiative to improve transparency and efficiency by aggregating ISINS with LEIs. We are excited to see the uptake in April this year and look forward to providing a service of links so that market participants can better see their exposure by having data on the issuer and issuance of securities in one place.”

 

More information:

For a list of the NNA’s who have opted in please visit ANNA’s ISIN – LEI page

GLEIF’s ISIN – LEI file is available for download here

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Media contact for ANNA
Lindsay Clarke
Streets Consulting
+44 (0)20 7959 2235
lindsay.clarke@streetsconsulting.com

Media contact for GLEIF
Meral Ruesing
GLEIF Head of Communications
+49 69 9074999-0
meral.ruesing@gleif.org

About ANNA

Established in 1992 by 22 founding numbering agencies, ANNA is the membership organisation of national numbering agencies, which are operated by depositories, exchanges, government agencies, nationally central data vendors and other financial infrastructure organisations. ANNA also serves as the registration authority for the ISIN and FISN standards, under appointment by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Under ANNA’s stewardship, the role of the ISIN in enabling global financial communications has been established worldwide. ISINs are issued today more than 200 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, ANNA has developed the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), a fully automated global numbering agency to meet the operational and regulatory requirements of the over-the-counter derivatives markets. The number of national numbering agencies and nations working to establish national numbering agencies continues to grow each year, now surpassing 120 jurisdictions globally.  For information about ANNA, its members and activities, please visit anna-web.org.

About GLEIF

Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The foundation is backed and overseen by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee, representing public authorities from around the globe that have come together to jointly drive forward transparency within the global financial markets. GLEIF is a supra-national not-for-profit organization headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. GLEIF also makes available the technical infrastructure to provide, via an open data license, access to the full global LEI repository free of charge to users.