ANNA Deadline Adds Pressure

ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Pressure is mounting on the CUSIP Service Bureau (CSB) to respond to industry criticism of its practice of charging user firms and vendors for the use of ISIN security identifiers that incorporate the US CUSIP identifier (see Letter to the Editor, page 4).

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), the organization responsible for the national numbering agencies that issue ISIN numbers, last week requested information from its members about their charging practices. ANNA set a dea