If you look at our new corporate bond master service, XigniteBondMaster, you'll quickly see that you can use it to get information for over 125,000 U.S. corporate bonds, including issuer information, maturity dates, coupon rates and so on. Â But you're not likely to see one of the best features of the service until you roll up your sleeves and start digging around in the data:Â the ability to look up official CUSIP identifiers with remarkable ease.
CUSIP identifiers are highly valued throughout the industry as the de facto standard for uniquely identifying over 9.1 million financial instruments.Â And now you can easily look up CUSIPs for thousands of corporate bonds using XigniteBondMaster. Â Interested in a particular issue, but not sure what its CUSIP is?Â Try looking it up by the bond issuer!Â Or just look it up by bond name.
All CUSIP data comes from CUSIP Global Services, an organization managed by Standard & Poor's on behalf of the American Bankers Association specifically to oversee the official set of CUSIP identifiers.
You do need to have an agreement in place with CUSIP Global Services in order to receive CUSIP data, since this is highly valued data that must be licensed first.Â But once you have an agreement in place, CUSIPs will automatically start appearing in your XigniteBondMaster outputs.