ISIN Identifier Standard Widened For Regulatory Compliance

Dan Kuhnel, chairman, Association of National Numbering Agencies

New improvements to the ISO 6166 standard for ISIN identifiers were driven by waves of new regulations in recent years, including the US Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), according to Dan Kuhnel, chairman of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), which organized a joint effort by 118 national numbering agencies to update the standard.

The ISIN is the most commonly used identifier of securities across 120 markets and applies to instruments such

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