Issuer naming convention change for Options & Futures

SEDOL Masterfile will be changing the naming convention for all UK listed/traded Options and Futures. Initially these changes will be applied against UK listed/traded Options and Futures venues and will be being rolled out during November & December 2017.

The new format will consist of the 

  1. Exchange or trading venue name – Issuer of the Options & Futures contract 
  2. Segment MIC -  Market Identification Code ISO10383 where the contract is listed/traded 
  3. Contract Product Code – As per the Issuer contract specifications

We hope by introducing this change will make locating Reference data more simplified, intuitive & consistent.

Users will also be able to search by the “underlying” which will be populated in the Alternate Issuer name [Alt Issuer Name] field. Please note that in some cases this may be abbreviated but should be clearly identifiable by the underlying Product/Company name found against the corresponding Full Issuer name.

Examples

ICE Futures Europe

Issuer name - ICE FUTURES EUROPE (IFEU:BLC)
Alt Issuer name - BRITISH LAND PLC STD OPT AM PHYS

Issuer name - ICE FUTURES EUROPE (IFEU:120)
Alt Issuer name - SPORE GO PLTS/ LOW SULP GO 1L BAL01

Issuer name - ICE FUTURES EUROPE (IFLL:PWE)
Alt Issuer name - LIBOR 8YR CLDR 3M IR FUT 0.00%

Issuer name - ICE FUTURES EUROPE (IFLX:C)
Alt Issuer name - LONDON COCOA FUT

London Metal Exchange

Issuer name - LONDON METAL EXCHANGE (XLME:MC)
Alt Issuer name - MINI COPPER GRADE A

Issuer name - LONDON METAL EXCHANGE (XLME:MM)
Alt Issuer name - MINI NASAAC

London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market

Issuer name - LONDON STK EXCH DERIV (XLOD:GFS)
Alt Issuer name - G4S PLC

Issuer name - LONDON STK EXCH DERIV (XLOD:GJF)
Alt Issuer name - GJENSIDIGE FORSIKRING ASA