Effective July 25, 2012, FINRA will update the Agency Debt Trade Dissemination Service (ATDS) and the Bond Trade Dissemination Service (BTDS) data feeds to include the BSYM (Bloomberg Symbol) for transactions in fixed income securities. The Web API for Securitized Products will also include the BSYM.
The BSYM is a twelve-digit alphanumeric identifier for securities that is assigned by Bloomberg. Note that the BSYM only available for “data receipt processing purposes” on TRACE (Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine). The BSYM may not be used to report trades in fixed income securities to TRACE.
This alert applies to the Series 7, Series 24, and Series 62.