S&P expands reference data platform

Source: Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, today announced that SecurityMaster Services, a web services delivery platform that provides direct access to a variety of securities data, will add access to the ISIDPlus global cross reference database, Cusip Syndicated Loan Service and the ANNA Service Bureau's ISIN database.

Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services already includes access to the CUSIP Master File data.

With access to these four critical global reference and cross-reference databases through Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services, clients can obtain the most up-to-date and comprehensive global reference data to help them make more informed investment decisions.

"By providing easier access to these extensive and timely global reference data sources, Standard & Poor's continues to expand how institutional investors, global banks and other market participants can obtain more information and insight into international securities," said Jim Taylor, Managing Director at Standard & Poor's. "Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services, using API technology, gives our clients the flexibility and tools they require to efficiently integrate this reference and cross-reference content into the workflow solutions they are building."

With these new additions, Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services now encompasses four critical datasets with more than 10 million instrument identifiers and related descriptive data:

  • CUSIP Master File - Six million Corporate, U.S. Government and Municipal identifiers
  • ISIDPlus - More than 1.4 million globally traded instruments
  • ANNA's ISIN Service - Four million ISINs sourced directly from 75 numbering agencies
  • Syndicated Loan Service - 8,000 Loan CUSIPs covering U.S. bank loan deals and facilities

Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services is an XML-based web services platform that provides direct access to an array of datasets. As a modular solution, Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services enables clients 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 platform using predefined parameters, including issuer name, security description, dated date, coupon, maturity date, domicile, and last update. In addition to traditional bulk delivery services, the Standard & Poor's SecurityMaster Services' interface allows clients to fully customize both content and frequency to obtain new instrument-level information as it becomes available.

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