London, 1st December, 2022 – The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), a global association dedicated to the support of efficient capital markets through the use of widely embraced International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards, today announced that the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB) has won ‘Best Standards Solution for Data Management’ at the A-Team Data Management Insight Awards Europe 2022.
This comes the year that ANNA is celebrating its own 30th anniversary, following 22 National Numbering Agencies (NNAs) establishing ANNA in 1992. ANNA also recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN). The first version of the ISIN standard, ISO 6166, was published in 1981. Industry has developed the ISIN to become the globally adopted, common language of financial instruments processing, with the ASB servicing as the golden source of ISIN and associated reference data globally.
ANNA has grown significantly over 30 years and now has 120 members and partners globally, allocating ISINs for more than 200 jurisdictions. Currently, there are more than 85 million ISINs and related information available worldwide.
Stephan Dreyer, ANNA MD, said, “We thank the A-Team for this award and are delighted to accept it. At the heart of ANNA are the member NNAs, responsible for ISIN assignment and maintenance and we share this award with them, and thank them for their commitment and dedication to ANNA they have shown over the past thirty years. Through the good work of ANNA and NNAs, the financial industry itself has become more aware of the advantages of the ISIN and financial standards, to enable better cross border trading.”
Angela Wilbraham, CEO of the A-Team Group, said, “These awards recognise leading providers of data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants in Europe. Many congratulations to ANNA-Association of National Numbering Agencies for winning Best Standards Solution for Data Management, they should be deservedly proud of their achievement in a closely fought and highly competitive contest.”
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Established in 1992 by 22 founding numbering agencies, ANNA is the membership organisation of national numbering agencies, which are operated by depositories, exchanges, government agencies, nationally central data vendors and other financial infrastructure organisations. ANNA also serves as the registration authority for the ISIN and FISN standards, under appointment by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Under ANNA’s stewardship, the role of the ISIN in enabling global financial communications has been established worldwide. ISINs are issued today more than 200 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, ANNA has developed the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), a fully automated global numbering agency to meet the operational and regulatory requirements of the over-the-counter derivatives markets. The number of national numbering agencies and nations working to establish national numbering agencies continues to grow each year, now surpassing 120 jurisdictions globally. For information about ANNA, its members and activities, please visit anna-web.org.