08/11/2019 SEDOL Masterfile – Enhancement to ICB Data

SEDOL Masterfile is pleased to announce the addition of Industry Classification Benchmark Industry and Supersector data on 20 December 2019. Additional ICB changes will come into effect in January, when we implement the new ICB structure.

SEDOL Masterfile is pleased to announce that we will begin to display the top two tiers of the ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark Industry and Supersector) from 20th December 2019. This follows the new ICB structure that came into effect on 1st July 2019.

How does this affect me?

If you subscribe to our SEDOL Masterfile Datafeed or access the SEDOL Masterfile User Interface (www.sedol.co.uk) you will see the below two changes. These will come into effect from 13th January 2020, when we implement the new ICB structure.

  • The format of ICB Industry has been updated from four characters to two.
  • The format of the ICB Supersector will remain the same at four characters.

See more information related to the ICB changes and the Structural Conversion Map.

If you have any queries, please email smfnewissues@lseg.com.