Emma Kalliomaki, MD of Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), wins ‘Reference Data Professional of the Year’ at the Waters Technology Women in Technology and Data Awards 2024

Emma Kalliomaki, MD of Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), wins ‘Reference Data Professional of the Year’ at the Waters Technology Women in Technology and Data Awards 2024

London, 11th March 2024 –  We are delighted to announce that Emma Kalliomaki, MD of Association of The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), has been awarded the Waters Technology Women in Technology and Data Awards 2024 for ‘Reference Data Professional of the Year’.

This award recognises Emma for leading the successful launch of the global Unique Product Identifier (UPI) Service to the OTC derivatives market, supporting G20 commitments to help authorities monitor systemic risk. Under Emma’s leadership, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) designated the responsibility of sole UPI service provider to the DSB in 2019 and, for the last four years Emma has directly led the work to design a utility model and system that serves the interest of all market participants.

Emma has achieved this by:

  • Spearheading collaborative programmes of work with regulators, market participants and other standards bodies to design services that optimally cater for the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Creating a new UPI Services and a reference data library that augments the existing DSB services for financial instrument identification, classification and description globally.

With responsibility for both the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) and the UPI Services, Emma remains dedicated to delivering solutions that foster interoperability, data alignment and harmonisation.

Emma Kalliomaki, Managing Director of ANNA and the DSB, said, “I am very pleased to receive this award. The UPI launch was the realisation of many years of international, cross-industry collaboration and I am honoured to be recognised for my part in the delivery. I am passionate about the pursuit of improving data quality, harmonisation and interoperability through the development and use of international standards and I am proud that we are delivering services that provide effective outcomes for both authorities and market participants”.


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The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) Ltd

The Derivatives Service Bureau, DSB, is the global golden source of reference data for Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives. Serving over 4,000 users spanning approximately 500 institutions, the DSB enables market participants to meet their regulatory reporting obligations to trade repositories, and for post- trade transparency and market abuse reporting related to MiFID II. A global utility with widespread industry representation, expertise and collaboration at its core, the DSB provides its reference data on a cost-recovery basis to increase transparency, efficiencies and interoperability through the use of standards. Users can access the DSB’s automated zero-touch technology platform through an open and easily accessible web interface that can handle multiple taxonomies of definitions and descriptive data for near real-time allocation.

Founded by the Association of National Numbering Agencies, ANNA, the DSB is the sole source of multiple ISO standards for OTC derivatives, including International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Unique Product Identifiers (UPIs), Classification of Financial Instruments Codes (CFIs) and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISNs). In addition to its ISO mandates, the DSB has been nominated by the Financial Stability Board of the G20 to be the exclusive global operator of the UPI Service. This service will enable authorities to aggregate data on OTC derivatives transactions by product or by any UPI reference data element. 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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