Reference Data Sources & Feeds

Financial Software Directory

Find reference data sources and feeds using our comprehensive vendor directory.
  • Commodity Reference Data

    Guide to commodities reference data vendors and sources of commodities reference data including a comprehensive directory of commodities reference data feeds. Full analysis of commodities reference data feed capabilities and coverage of commodities specific data including, Freight / Shipping, Maps & Weather.
  • Consumer and Commercial Data

    Guide to consumer and commercial data sources and feeds listed on our comprehensive directory with analysis of data feed capabilities and coverage including bankruptcy data, consumer credit intelligence, payments data, competitor information and business credit intelligence.
  • Corporate Actions Data

    Corporate actions data feeds and sources listed on our comprehensive directory covering ratified and dividends market data vendors covering; mergers, rights offerings, tender offers, name changes, bankruptcies, recapitalizations, cash dividends, stock dividends, mutual fund payments, exchange listing changes, shareholder notifications, dividends, income payment details, earnings and amounts outstanding.
  • Counterparty & Entity Data

    Guide to entity data sources and feeds from market data vendors profiled on our directory with analysis of entity data feed capabilities and coverage including company information, legal entity data, LEI, and sector information.
  • Custodian Data

    Guide to custodian data sources listed in our directory of custody data vendors. Full analysis of coverage including cash, holdings and transaction data.
  • Exchange Reference Data

    Guide to exchange identifiers, holiday and events calendar data vendors listed in our market data providers directory with analysis of feed coverage.
  • Holiday Data

    Guide to holiday data sources and feeds for financial services covering markets, currency/FX holidays, currency non-clearing days, bank holidays, business center holidays, exchange trading holidays and exchange settlement holidays.
  • IPO Calendar Data

    Directory of IPO Calendar data sources and feeds from market data vendors listed on our directory.
  • Issue Reference Data

    Guide to issue data sources listed on our directory of market data providers. Use the analysis and comparison tools to evaluate vendors coverage of new issuance market symbology, terms & conditions, symbology, settlement information, identifiers, issuer name, exchange, ticker, currency, payment, frequency, coupon rate, maturity date, dated date, settlement date, payment date, accrual method, call, put and sinking fund schedules, conversion details, coupon reset terms, payment-in-kind, step-up data, default and credit enhancement data for municipal bonds.
  • Watchlist Data

    Find watchlist data sources and providers listed in our reference data directory for use by financial institutions.


Reference data is a generic term used to describe counterparty and security identifiers. Reference data is used in transaction processing. The financial service industry and regulatory agencies have pursued a policy of standardizing the reference data that define and describe such transactions.

At its most basic level, reference data for a simple sale of a stock in exchange for cash on a highly liquid stock exchange that involves a standard label for the underlying security (e.g., its ISIN), the identity of the seller, the buyer, the broker-dealer(s), the price, etc. At its most complex, reference data covers all relevant particulars for highly complex transactions with multiple dependencies, entities, and contingencies.

Reference data should be distinguished from master data.


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