Bloomberg Codes Made Public, Vendor Calls for Open Standards in Reference Data Market

LONDON - Bloomberg has started making Bloomberg codes publicly and freely available to everyone, in a bid to help customers and make a push toward open standards in the financial information industry, Inside Reference Data has learned.

Bloomberg has launched a new website - bsym.bloomberg.com - where users can access and download Bloomberg codes, used to identify financial instruments in Bloomberg products, for free. The interactive site, enabling users to look at sectors or specific instruments,