The year identifiers wanted some attention too

Cusip! Figi! Isin! BTC! LEI! Taylor Swift? How did we get here and where do we go now?

It’s been a year. If, on your bingo card, you somehow had Sam Bankman-Fried getting charged with money laundering, Russia invading Ukraine, Kanye West becoming a Nazi sympathizer, Elon Musk buying Twitter, and Taylor Swift (my girl) instigating a congressional inquiry into Ticketmaster, then congrats: You’re insane. But I bet what you didn’t see coming was all the weird—and arguably wonderful—drama unfolding in the world of reference data, particularly those pesky identifiers.

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