Allocation of Identification Codes (CFI/ISIN/FISN)

As a member of the international Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) since 1999, NSD acts as the National Numbering Agency for Russia and the Substitute Numbering Agency for the CIS countries. In this capacity, NSD's key role is to allocate ISINs and CFIs to securities and other financial instruments of Russian issuers, as well as to financial instruments issued or registered in Russia. In addition, NSD is the single source of information on international identification codes allocated in Russia and contributes to their wider use in the Russian market.

NSD transmits information on Russian financial instruments and their ISINs and CFIs to ANNA's global database on a daily basis, keeps information on ISINs and CFIs up-to-date, and is involved in the efforts to ensure the efficiency of the global system for identification of securities by applying international standards of codification and classification of financial instruments in the Russian securities market.

NSD provides Russian market participants with information on ISINs and CFIs allocated to non-Russian financial instruments, and assists in allocating ISINs and CFIs if those have not yet been allocated, and in correcting existing CFIs if they do not meet the requirements of Russian laws that govern qualification of securities.

For further information on ISINs and CFIs and allocation rules, please see www.isin.ru.

Advantages

  • Simplified identification of securities in the Russian market both for Russian residents and non-residents.
  • Quick allocation of, and provision of information on, international identification codes of financial instruments.

How to use?

More details on the procedure for ISIN allocation to Russian financial instruments are available here.

More details on the procedure for provision of information on ISINs and CFIs, as well as on their allocation and correction are available here.

Services for allocation of international identification codes to Russian financial instruments are provided by NSD for free. The fixed fee applies to services for providing assistance in allocating codes to non-Russian financial instruments, and all costs actually incurred by NSD in the course of the allocation process are reimbursable by the relevant person.

Detailed information on the applicable fees is available here.

FAQ

How frequently are ISINs and CFIs of non-Russian financial instruments verified against ANNA's global database?

Information on ISINs and CFIs of non-Russian financial instruments at www.isin.ru is updated on a daily basis by reference to ANNA's global database.

Where can we access the database of international identification codes allocated to Russian and non-Russian financial instruments?

The database is available at https://www.isin.ru.

For Russian financial instruments, please see https://www.isin.ru/en/ru_isin/db/.
For non-Russian financial instruments, please see https://www.isin.ru/en/foreign_isin/db/ and https://www.isin.ru/en/foreign_isin/db_2015/.

Is it necessary to apply to NSD for allocation of a CFI to a Russian financial instrument?

No, a CFI is allocated immediately after the financial instrument is allocated an ISIN.

How much does NSD charge for allocating ISINs and CFIs to Russian/non-Russian fHow much does NSD charge for allocating ISINs and CFIs to Russian/non-Russian financial instruments?inancial instruments?

Services for allocation of international identification codes to Russian financial instruments are provided by NSD for free. The fixed fee applies to services for providing assistance in allocating CFIs to non-Russian financial instruments.
Please see https://www.isin.ru/ru/foreign_isin/documents/.

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