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DMR Receives Mixed Response on ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau Article

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Our recent item on the Association of National Numbering Agencies’ (ANNA) proposed Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has sparked a mixed set of reactions from the marketplace. The DMR article suggested questions about the operation of the DSB, which will allocate ISINs for OTC derivatives.

Unsurprisingly, interested parties had widely divergent views on the DMR article. Richard Robinson, who leads competitor Bloomberg’s OpenFIGI initiative, praised the article on LinkedIn for raising questions on the direction of the DSB. Conversely, Kathleen Hawk, who handles PR and communications for ANNA, attacked the piece (and, extraordinarily, DMR), suggesting the article was “one-sided, inflammatory,” and even using the phrase “malicious intent.”

Readers recognise that DMR’s aim is to encourage debate on industry topics. We gather our information from constant discussions with industry practitioners, and we pride ourselves in being closer to the marketplace than any other publication in our space.

Extreme viewpoints notwithstanding, what remains the case is that ANNA still has much work to do to communicate its intentions to the marketplace. We spoke to Hawk as a representative for ANNA prior to publication, but in the interests of gaining and publishing a full understanding of the DSB, we welcome a response from ANNA addressing the issues outlined in the blog.

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