Published by Malavika Solanki
OTC ISIN creation activity was slightly lower in June, with a couple of items of note: (a) a modest but continued increase in the number of Portfolio Swap ISINs and (b) a similar theme in the creation of FX Swap and FX NDS reference data records. Analysis by user type, asset class and product type follows.
Data Creation Trends: With the exception of FX and Rates, the sell-side continues to dominate most OTC ISIN creation activity.
Overall asset class trends are fairly consistent with earlier reporting.
Month on Month (MoM) changes in both absolute and relative terms show that although the number of new ISINs largely holds steady, there is a relative rise in the number of non-standard and complex product ISINs being created.
Users’ search activity in the DSB database continues unchanged, with the majority of messages sent via FIX for all but “Search for ISIN Records by Attributes” where 62% of searches are conducted via the DSB web front end.
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