US Corporate CUSIP ID Requests Increase 19.6% in Third Quarter

Busiest Quarter Since Q208 is Harbinger of Surge in US and International Corporate Debt Issuance

Oct 18, 2010, 11:17 ET from CUSIP Global Services

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for September 2010.  The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of new capital creation, suggests strong, continued growth in US and international corporate debt issuance over the next 30-90 days.

According to the report, requests for new US corporate security identifiers increased 18.8 percent year-over-year, with 1705 new issuer requests made through September pushing third-quarter 2010 volume to 5,074 compared to 4,239 in 2009. The recent quarterly results for domestic corporate activity represent a 19.6 percent increase over the third quarter of 2009 and the busiest period since the second-quarter 2008 when 5,925 CUSIP identifiers were requested. Outside of the US, a total of 149 new CUSIP ID requests were made for corporate securities through September, an increase of 49.5 percent over the same period last year.  For the third quarter 2010, international debt CUSIP requests increased 37.8 percent over the third quarter of 2009.  Additionally, CUSIP ID requests for international equity are up 11.5 percent year-over-year.  

"This September was marked by a steady level of overall demand for new CUSIP identifier requests across US and international corporate issuers," said Richard Peterson, Director, S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies. "Autumn's capital markets activity will continue to grow stronger based on high level of demand we are seeing as corporations continue to capitalize on the inexpensive credit found in today's marketplace."

Following is a breakdown of new CUSIP identifier requests by asset class year-to-date through September 2010:

Asset Class

2010 ytd

2009 ytd

YOY Change

Int'l Debt(1)




US Corporates




Int'l Equity(2)




Private Placement








Short Term Note




Long Term Note




CDs > 1 yr Maturity




CDs < 1 yr Maturity




(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

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