The Derivatives Service Bureau Announces 2021 OTC ISINs Consultation is Now Open

Webinar on 13th May for more details and discussion

 London, 30th April 2021 – The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), founded by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to facilitate the allocation and maintenance of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs) and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISNs), for OTC derivatives, has today announced the 2021 industry consultation on the 2022 OTC ISIN and CFI service provision is now open.

The OTC ISIN and CFI service consultation paper shaping the DSB activity for 2022, is published today on the DSB website. Industry will be able to respond until 5pm UTC on Monday 31st May, with the final results of the consultation delivered on Thursday 1st July.

A DSB webinar on the OTC ISIN and CFI consultation is also taking place on the 13th May, where details of this year’s consultation will be discussed. Any industry participants who would like to register can follow the link to the DSB webinar.

The OTC ISIN and CFI service related consultation this year will focus on a number of topics, including cloud resilience and whether the DSB should perform a detailed technical review of its cloud infrastructure. It will examine cybersecurity and if the DSB should perform a cost benefit and risk analysis on implementing a Security Operations Centre to boost our security protocols. This year’s consultation is also seeking industry’s views on DSB support for enhanced supplier risk assessment activities. It will also examine whether the DSB should perform a review of the way in which its technology stack should be enhanced or improved.

Emma Kalliomaki, Managing Director of ANNA and the DSB, said, “The DSB values the feedback from the consultation process which brings such important industry needs to the fore. This OTC ISIN and CFI consultation process will operate in parallel with the broader, ongoing global consultation focusing on the UPI fee model. We look forward to hearing industry input to shape the OTC ISIN and CFI service provision for the coming year.”

Malavika Solanki, a member of the DSB Management Team, said, “This year’s consultation builds on a number of years of successful collaboration with industry so that new users – whose numbers are growing – as well as existing users, will continue to receive high quality service from the DSB. As with prior years, the purpose of consultation is to ensure that the DSB focuses its attention on the areas users consider most helpful in light of the increased focus on security and resilience, so that the DSB can continue to best serve its users in a rapidly evolving landscape.”

For more information about how to get involved with the consultation process, please contact us via All other questions can be directed to



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The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) Ltd

The Derivatives Service Bureau is a global numbering agency for OTC derivatives serving the needs of market participants through the allocation of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), the Classification of Financial Instruments (CFI) and Financial Instrument Short Name (FISN), all globally recognised and adopted ISO standards for identifying, classifying and describing financial instruments.

From Q3 2022, the DSB also expects to be providing Unique Product Identifiers (UPIs) for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to enable global regulatory authorities to aggregate data on OTC derivatives transactions to help assess systemic risk. This follows designation by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2019 as the sole service provider for the future UPI system, performing the function of issuer of UPIs as well as operator of the UPI reference data library.

With an underlying technology platform that is built to support multiple taxonomies of definitions and descriptive data, as well as numbering in near-real-time, the DSB is motivated to bring greater transparency and integration within the OTC derivatives market, enabling institutional investors to standardise data and better control operational risk. Users can access the DSB through a web interface, by accessing data in daily update files or by direct integration to front-office systems for trading and order management.

The DSB is a legal subsidiary of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA). With widespread industry representation, expertise and collaboration at its core, the DSB’s history, pedigree and expertise are rooted in ANNA, with its broad experience and overview of handling both on and off-exchange ISINs for all asset classes. If you would like to use the Derivatives Service Bureau please visit the DSB website

About ANNA

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.


Under ANNA’s stewardship, the role of the ISIN in enabling global financial communications has been established worldwide. Founded in 1992 by 22 numbering agencies, today ANNA’s membership continues to grow, with more than 120 global members and partners allocating ISIN, FISN and CFI codes on behalf of their local jurisdictions. By putting in place rigorous governance around the development, allocation and sharing of ISIN, FISN and CFI codes, ANNA helps facilitate open, transparent markets diminishing barriers to access, while protecting the integrity of the standards. As a result, ISIN has become the recognised global standard for unique identification for all types of financial and referential instruments, helping to connect and protect global markets.

In addition, ANNA has established the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), a fully automated global numbering agency to meet the specific operational and regulatory requirements of the over-the-counter derivatives markets.

For information about ANNA, its members and activities, please visit the website

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