Instrument Reference data does not contain pricing and transaction-specific information. It is static/semi-static data which is vital for trade settlement. It contains:
  • Issuer related data
  • Issue related data
  • Corporate Actions
  • End of the day pricing data
  • Financial Market data
  • Counter-party data
Front office, Middle office and Back office consumes reference data.Post 2008 financial crisis, accuracy of reference data system has become critical to financial organisation, since investment decisions and trade settlement are driven by data provided by it.