CUSIP Global Services Projects Strong Capital Markets Activity into 2014
New ID Requests for All Corporate Asset Classes Up Year-Over-Year in 2013
PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for November 2013.  The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity, suggests an uptick in volume of U.S. corporate and municipal bond issuance and international debt and equity issuance over the next 30-90 days.

CUSIP requests for new U.S. corporate equity and debt issues posted a 1% monthly decrease in November with 1,666 new CUSIP IDs requested over the course of the month. However, on a year-over-year basis, domestic CUSIP volume is up 3.8% through November.

Municipal CUSIP requests increased for the second straight month in November with 1,020  new ID requests for the month, up 5% from October.  Despite the recent trend, on a year-over-year basis, request volume for new municipal bond identifiers is down 20% through November. 

Internationally, debt and equity CUSIP International Numbers (CINS) requests declined slightly this month.  International equity CUSIP requests held flat at 323 in November. International debt CINS decreased slightly, falling from 226 requests in October to 220 in November.  On a year-over-year basis, international equity CUSIP requests are up 23% and international debt CINS are up 26%.

"The continued slow recovery in the U.S. and Europe has been on clear display in the CUSIP request volumes over the course of this year," said Richard Peterson, Director, Global Markets Intelligence, S&P Capital IQ.  "While the marketplace seems to still be stopping short of full-scale positive momentum, we are seeing underlying strength in the capital markets as we turn the corner to 2014."

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Following is a breakdown of new CUSIP identifier requests by asset class year-to-date through November 2013:

Asset Class

2013 ytd

2012 ytd

YOY Change

International Debt[1]




International Equity[2]




CDs > 1 yr Maturity




Long Term Notes




Private Placement Notes[3]




U.S. & Canada Corporates[4]




Short Term Notes




CDs < 1 yr Maturity




Municipal Bonds




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[1]  "International" Debt refers to market requests for CUSIP International Numbers ("CINS") for non-U.S. debt offerings
[2]  "International" Equity refers to market requests for CUSIP International Numbers ("CINS") for non-U.S. equity offerings
[3]  Private Placement Note identifiers are assigned for non-public instruments purchased by insurance companies
[4]  "U.S. & Canada Corporates" totals reflect requests for both equity and debt identifiers

SOURCE CUSIP Global Services