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Bloomberg Open Symbology

Bloomberg’s Open Symbology (BSYM) is a flexible and open system for identifying securities across all global asset classes. The BSYM identifiers can be used for research, trading and mapping. In response to the market demand for open systems and symbology, Bloomberg has also made available the new security identifier “BBGID” through Bloomberg’s Open Symbology portal delivery with no material impediment on redistribution. This move allows firms to abandon proprietary codes, eliminate redundant mapping processes, streamline the trade workflow and reduce operational risk. The Bloomberg Global ID is a 12 digit alpha-numeric, randomly generated ID covering active and non-active securities.

Key Features and Coverage on RIMES

For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 316700 companies.

Some of the data items available include:

  • Bloomberg Composite Global Identification Key, Bloomberg Global Identification Key, Bloomberg Security Type, Bloomberg Symbol, Bloomberg Ticker, Bloomberg Unique Identification Key Country Code, Country Description, Exchange Code or Pricing Source, Exchange Description ISIN Code, Local Market Ticker Code, Market Identifier Code, Security Type, Sedol, etc.

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