The Significance of CUSIP Data in Financial Markets
CUSIP is an acronym for “Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures.” It represents a standardized identification system for financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, and other securities within the United States and Canada. Developed by the American Bankers Association (ABA) along with various financial industry organizations, CUSIP facilitates the distinct identification and management of securities.
CUSIP numbers, consisting of unique alphanumeric codes, are allocated to individual securities to aid in their identification and monitoring. These codes, often made up of nine characters incorporating letters and numbers, are indispensable for financial institutions, regulators, and investors during trading and portfolio management.