BQuotes, the provider of pricing and data for OTC markets, has released a database of Universal Issuer Numbers. The UIN database provides a single reference point for data on CDS, tranches, indices, corporate bonds, convertibles, loan CDS, options, rolls, recovery swaps and ABS/MBS.
BQuotes intends the database to provide an independent, centralised security master. This should support efforts to improve operational efficiency.
"The OTC markets are growing at an astronomical rate. It is incumbent