S&P unveils online platform for Cusip Service Bureau database access

Source: Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, today announced that the Cusip Service Bureau (CSB) Master File database is available through Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services, a new Web-based delivery platform designed to provide clients with near real-time access to a variety of securities data.

With Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services platform, clients will be able to access data directly from the CSB database for use in their internal systems. As a modular solution, the service gives clients the ability to tailor a data search for a specific one-time need or develop customized, recurring data downloads. Search results are retrieved in XML format, giving clients the ability to integrate data seamlessly into their applications. Clients can search and retrieve information from the CUSIP database using 15 predefined parameters, including issuer name, security description, dated date, coupon, maturity date, domicile, and last update. The new Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services platform accesses nearly 6 million security identifiers and related descriptive data from the CUSIP Master File.

"Clients now have efficient, direct access to the entire CUSIP database with the ability to download data using standardized XML tags," says Jim Taylor, Managing Director for Standard & Poor's CSB. "Making the CUSIP Master File data easier to access is part of our effort to streamline how we deliver key information to our clients."

In addition to the CUSIP Master File bulk delivery and CUSIP Access, an internet look-up service, the new Web portal interface gives clients the ability to fully customize both content and frequency to obtain new issue information as it becomes available.

Additional products are planned for the Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services platform, including ISIDPlus global cross reference service, ANNA Service Bureau's ISIN database and the Syndicated Loan Service.

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