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Registration Opens for FIX Connectivity Testing via DSB Demo

Brussels, Belgium – The Association of National Numbering Agencies today announced that early testing of direct FIX connectivity to the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) beginning 1 February 2017. The testing will be conducted via the DSB Demo site.

Open today, registration for early testing requires an email request to with “Fix Testing” in the subject line.In return, an email will be sent with a brief application along with terms and conditions. Sequencing for onboarding will depend on the readiness of organizations to connect. In case of a backlog, organizations with a regulatory mandate to produce identifiers for OTC derivatives will be prioritized.

The FIX connectivity specifications were released in October 2016. They can be obtained through registration at

Full implementation of the DSB is scheduled for October 2017.

About the ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau

The DSB is being developed to serve the needs of the OTC derivatives market participants and regulators for unique identification of these financial products through allocation of the International Securities Identification Number. The ISIN is a globally recognized and adopted ISO standard for identifying financial instruments. The development timeline is keyed to industry implementation before the in-force date of MiFID 2 in January 2018.

More detailed information on the DSB can be found in the DSB section and related pages, as well as recent announcements at the ANNA website.

About ANNA

Established in 1992 by 22 founding numbering agencies, ANNA is the membership organization of national numbering agencies, which are operated by depositories, exchanges, government agencies, nationally central data vendors and other financial infrastructure organizations. ANNA also serves as the registration authority for the ISIN numbering standard, 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 around the globe. 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

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