Despite client concerns, LSE’s new Sedol fees take hold

Under the new fee policy, some of the largest users of the LSE’s identifier codes could see their Sedol spend more than double, though the exchange says the “vast majority” of clients will see no increase.


Five months into the rollout of a new pricing policy for its Sedol global identifier code, some of the London Stock Exchange’s data clients have not yet signed a declaration acknowledging the new fees. And while LSE officials say the number of holdouts is dwindling, some client firms—and the industry associations that represent them—continue to voice objections to the new policy.

The LSE says the changes reflect a significant expansion of Sedol codes over the past decade, and a more equitable

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