EC ends S&P’s 53-year era as Cusip’s "cash-cow" operator

Sources ID Ice and DTCC as suitors, but new owners may not bring relief to users paying millions.

For over half a century, Standard & Poor’s Global Market Intelligence has operated the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures—Cusip—on behalf of the American Bankers Association (ABA), the owner and founder of the reference data standard.

But now, the European Commission has stipulated that in the ongoing merger between S&P Global and IHS Markit, S&P must divest Cusip, which observers say has been a ready and ample source of income for the data company since the ABA selected it

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Brown Brothers Harriman unifies busy suite of AI products

It’s a new world, contend BBH’s Kevin Welch and Josh Fine. After a few years of experimentation that yielded several AI products for the bank and its clients, it was time to put the puzzle pieces together to serve a different way of working post-Covid.

Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech

Born from a consortium that includes JP Morgan and Bank of America, Versana aims to bring up-to-date and permissioned data to the syndicated loan market—the first step to a more transparent and faster operating market.

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