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Robust reference data coverage

Reference data

We originate, consolidate and distribute reference data to meet your trading and compliance needs.

Flexible and broad reference data you need

With global coverage of more than 80m active and matured financial instruments across an extensive range of asset classes; our reference data is comprehensive and accurate, with intraday updates delivered through products to ensure you have the latest information at your fingertips.

We offer both intuitive request-response and bulk access to a wide array of reference data content including, instrument reference data, symbol cross reference, entity reference data, terms and conditions, bond schedules, factor histories, corporate actions, ratings, fund allocation, and ownership.

Tracking the quality

Reference data refers to both static and dynamic data which is used to help classify and describe the individual characteristics of each financial instrument. It includes industry-recognised and proprietary coding systems to identify instruments such as ISIN, CUSIP, SEDOL, RIC, and PermID.

We actively monitor data quality metrics that track the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of our data, from the point of entry through to delivery on products. Analysis of these metrics using Six Sigma techniques helps to continually improve our underlying processes.

The breadth of coverage and flexibility of delivery offered by Refinitiv has proven to fit virtually any enterprise or application data requirement, enabling you to access the content you need, precisely when you need it.

Features & benefits

What you get with our reference data

Extensive breadth and coverage

Our data powers security master and enterprise data management, asset set-up, regulatory compliance, corporate actions processing and other financial workflows.

Flexible delivery

An array of data packages across a wide range of delivery platforms and technologies means that you are able to choose the services that suit your individual requirements.

Global footprint, local presence

We have local market intelligence coupled with the global reach and infrastructure of a preeminent market vendor.

Evolving capabilities

We take a dynamic, proactive view of the market and adapt to meet user demands for new content and functional capabilities.

Quality of service

We are an advocate of the six-sigma process improvement methodology. We ensure high-quality data through extensive checks and controls, combined with active monitoring of exceptions to drive marginal operational and process gains.

Regulatory expertise

Regulatory reference data often introduces the need for new reference data unique to the regulation. Examples include MiFID II, SFTR, and FRTB.

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Special report

Connected Data for Financial Services: Unlocking hidden value in market and reference data across the organisation

Our new survey explores how financial services firms around the world can add business value – including increasing revenues and boosting efficiencies – through the use of market and reference data and supporting data management tools.