Welcome to Instrument Reference Data Wiki.
Instrument Reference data 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
It does not contain pricing and transaction-specific information.
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. Recent regulations have also played a very important role.