ValueLink provide Security Masterfile Service (“SMF”)

ValueLink Information Services Limited, the specialist provider of validated financial data, has announced the launch of a new Security Masterfile (SMF) service. The SMF data is sourced from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) directly via our current London Market Information Link data feed, implemented in 2002.

The SMF service provides over 60 data items on over 400,000 securities listed on the LSE’s domestic and international markets under UK ISIN and Sedol codes. SMF data improves the efficiency of settlement, operations and provides uniform codes, it is regularly used in securities dealing, comparisons, transaction reports and dividend claim.

A recent addition to the SMF service is ISO cross references from Country ISO3166 to MICCode ISO10383.

As a member of the Association of National Numbering Agency (ANNA) the LSE is responsible for the allocation and administration of UK ISIN codes and global SEDOL codes. ValueLink’s new service coincides with the LSE’s SEDOL Enhancement Project.

ValueLink will be delivering their new SMF service in a flexible, client tailored format to satisfy Clients’ individual reference data requirements. Full file service or portfolio specific formats will be available daily from 1800 hours (UK times). This new service can be integrated into ValueLink’s well established core validated data services.

The SMF service expands and compliments ValueLink’s core Securities Pricing, Capital Events, Dividends and NAV services. The release of this service is part of their ongoing European development programme to provide a full range of data services enabling Clients to centralise and consolidate their data providers and reduce their overall data processing costs.

This service, as for all ValueLink services, includes dedicated Client Administration, providing experience, expertise and support to all Clients.

Commenting on the release of this new service, Stephen Choate, Chief Executive of ValueLink said: "ValueLink recognise the growing importance of reference data and is now able to satisfy marketplace demand for accurate, flexible and cost effective reference data. The launch of this service is an exciting expansion of our core services, but one that fits closely within our areas of expertise and our service driven culture. We have ongoing plans to further develop our reference data service and increase our range of data items."

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