mark of the beast
- The blue is my opinion, the black is taken and edited from 18 pages from www.cusip.com.
Mark of the BEAST
“And the number of his name is 6 6 6”
The Social Security number is a 9 digit designation used by GORPs and other evil doers to know who people are; it is part of the number of their name. Internationally it is known as the AUTOTRIS number. The second part of the number is the CUSIP. Also 9 digits, when combined with the AUTOTRIS any securities company in any nation knows the value of that commodity, just like the price of a stock. At issue is the fact that these numbers are marked upon people, and people are not stock.
Simplified explanation of the CUSIP & AUTOTRIS:
CUSIP AUTOTRIS / SSN__________
123456 789 987 654321
Issuer (country) item State human
Issue and equity per that country / per item Where from / who you are
6 6 6
In simple terms, an eighteen digit number assigned to every human being that makes them into a “person”, otherwise known as a check, that can be collateralized and/or fractionalized once held in an account (read as prison) broken down into a series of three six digit identifiers so as to be uniform throughout the world. The second serious of nine digits may be used in one’s own country (the front of the social security card) since it may be interpreted to attach to the second nine digit series (back of social security card) in that country.
CUSIP = Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Process
C.I.N.S. = CUSIP International Numbering System
AUTOTRIS = Automated Tracking Identification System
mark - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep" (a)identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal (b)identification mark on skin, made by burning (c) an arbitrary sign that has acquired a conventional significance
Standard & Poor’s CUSIP Service Bureau
INTRODUCTION: ABOUT THE CUSIP SERVICE BUREAU (CSB)
The CUSIP® Service Bureau (CSB) is dedicated to driving efficient trading, clearing, and settlement in capital markets throughout the world by providing a common language for uniquely identifying financial instruments across institutions, exchanges, and nations thus enabling enormous efficiencies and cost savings. CSB is operated for the American Bankers Association (ABA) by Standard & Poor's; these two leading organizations are focused on promoting the strength and profitability of the global financial services industry. With nearly 40 years in the securities identification business, well-defined processes and a global reach, CSB brings coverage, consistency, and expertise to the marketplace. Today, CSB’s offering includes:
• Universally recognized identification for more than 8.4 million unique financial instruments issued by corporations, municipalities, and government agencies
• Coverage for a wide range of issue types, including derivatives and syndicated loans
• An extensive set of descriptive information
• Ready access to reliable, time-sensitive information with online capabilities that include powerful tools for searches and alerts
• A highly experienced Management and Operations staff working closely with clients and partners to develop innovative solutions to global data challenges
• An Education Program for users of securities identifiers
BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CUSIP NUMBERING SYSTEM
In 1962, after many informal discussions with members of the financial community, the New York Clearing House Association established a Securities Procedures Committee to study the question of developing a standard method of identifying securities. This Committee concluded that a uniform securities identification system was feasible and timely and—because of the magnitude of the problems to be solved and their far-reaching implications—the development of the system should involve the cooperation and support of the entire financial community.
The Clearing House approached The American Bankers Association’s Department of Automation to develop the system. In July 1964, the ABA ’s Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) was created under the chairmanship of John L. Gibbons, Chairman of the Trust Committee of Chemical Bank New York Trust Company. The main goals of the CUSIP Committee were to develop specifications for a uniform security identification system, for devising a format for imprinting the identification number on the certificate in man/machine readable type font, and to establish an agency to administer the identification system according to specifications.
The CUSIP Committee appointed three subcommittees: The Technical Subcommittee to develop specifications, and Legal and Agency Subcommittees to implement the system.
Development of the CUSIP Number
In developing specifications for the numbering system, the CUSIP Technical Subcommittee found two needs: 1) that the number should contain as few characters as possible, and 2) that it should be linked to an alphabetic sequence of issuer names. Also, the number should be capable of meeting future as well as present operating requirements; that it must be adaptable to the internal systems of all users, to communications systems, to automated document reading, etc.; and that the structure of the system should allow each user to assign numbers to securities or other assets not covered by the CUSIP System.
In January 1967, the ABA announced the development of a CUSIP numbering system which met as closely as possible these criteria. This system is explained in detail in this Introduction. Basically, the CUSIP number consists of nine characters, the first six of which uniquely identify the issuer and have been assigned to issuers in alphabetic sequence, and two other characters (alphabetic or numeric) which identify the issue.
The ninth digit is the check digit.
WHO ENDORSES THE CSB GLOBAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
The CSB global identification system has been endorsed by all major segments of the financial community including:
American Bankers Association
American Stock Exchange
Bond Market Association
Canadian Depository for Securities Ltd.
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. & Canada
Loan Syndications and Trading Association
Midwest Stock Exchange
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
National Association of Securities Dealers
National Association of Variable Annuities
New York Stock Exchange
Philadelphia Depository Trust Company
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
WHO CONTROLS THE CUSIP NUMBERING SYSTEM?
The operation of the CUSIP numbering system is controlled by the CUSIP Board of Trustees. Through the work of the CUSIP Legal and Agency Subcommittees, the CUSIP service functions were outlined and Standard & Poor’s was awarded the contract to function as the CUSIP Service Bureau, the operational arm of the system, which is responsible among other functions for the compilation and distribution of CUSIP Services.
WHAT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS ARE COVERED BY THE CUSIP NUMBERING SYSTEM?
General interest is the primary consideration in determining what financial instruments are covered by the CUSIP identification system, provided appropriate documentation is supplied to the CUSIP Bureau in requesting the assignment of a CUSIP number.
TO REQUEST A CSB IDENTIFIER
Refer to the “CUSIP REQUEST” link on www.cusip.com to view the types of documents that should be sent to the CSB when making a request for a CSB identifier.
CSB is the U.S. National Numbering Agency and has agents in countries such as
• The Cayman Islands
CSB is also the representative agency for countries in South America . Because of this, it was necessary to develop a separate identification system to designate CSB-assigned securities from these jurisdictions. For instruments within these regions, an ISIN identifier is created by taking a 9-digit CINS, adding a 2-digit ISO country prefix and then adding a computer-generated check digit to the end (position 12). A CSB ISIN will always contain the CINS identifier in positions 3-11. The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited 85 Richmond Street West Toronto , Canada M5H2C9 Phone (416) 365-3552
Bermuda Stock Exchange Mr. Neville Caines 3 F. Washington Mall Church Street Hamilton, Bermuda HMFX Phone (441) 292-7212 Fax (441) 292-7619 E-Mail: ncaines@... Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Ms. Sandy McFarlane Elizabethan Square G.T. Grand Cayman Cayman Islands Phone (345) 914-1895 Fax (345) 945-6061 E-Mail: sandymcfarlane@... Jamaica Stock Exchange Mr. Wentworth Graham Assistant General Manager Market Operations & Trading 40 Harbour Street Kingston, Jamaica Phone (876) 922-0806 Fax (876) 922-6966
THE CUSIP NUMBERING SYSTEM
The CUSIP number consists of nine characters: a base number of six characters known as the issuer number, the 4th, 5th and/or 6th position of which may be alpha or numeric and a two character suffix (either numeric or alphabetic or both) known as the issue number. The ninth character is a check digit which is described later.
A single alphabetical file of corporate, municipal, and government issuers has been developed, and an issuer number of six characters has been assigned to each in alphabetical sequence. One number will be assigned to an issuer, except in those few cases where the issue numbers are not sufficient to accommodate all outstanding issues with their various rates and maturities, such as U. S. Governments and certain municipalities or states. In such instances, one or more additional issuer numbers will be assigned.
Gapping Factors: Gapping factors have been incorporated throughout the numbering system to allow for future file expansion; these are described more fully below.
Provision for Overflow: Issuer numbers (900 to 989 in each group of 1,000 numbers) have been reserved for overflow. These overflow numbers will be assigned in ascending sequence to any new issuer that cannot be accommodated at the proper alphabetical position in the preceding group of issuer numbers. Such names are always in a positively identifiable position as the number assigned will contain a 9 in the hundreds position.
Issuer Numbers Reserved for Internal Use: Issuer numbers (990 to 999 and 99A to 99Z in each group of 1,000 numbers) have also been reserved for the user’s own purpose. This permits a user to assign an issuer number to any issuer which might be relevant to his holdings but which does not quality for coverage under the CUSIP numbering system. Other issuer numbers (990000 to 999999 and 99000A to 99999Z) are also reserved for the user so that they may be assigned to non-security assets or for other internal operating purposes. Thus, with the addition to at least two numeric digits in the issue number field, a minimum of three million numbers is available to the user for numbering internal miscellaneous assets.
The alphabetic character Z in the 5th and 6th position has been reserved for use by the Canadian Depository for Securities.
The following chart illustrates the assignment of CUSIP issuer numbers.
ILLUSTRATION OF ASSIGNMENT OF CUSIP ISSUER NUMBERS
1st Issuer Number Assigned
2nd Issuer Number Assigned
3rd Issuer Number Assigned
112th Issuer Number Assigned
Reserved for Overflow
Reserved for User’s Internal Use
113th Issuer Number Assigned
114th Issuer Number Assigned
The Issue Number
The issue number uniquely identifies each individual issue of an issuer. (Each individual rate and maturity is considered a separate issue for numbering purposes.) The issue number consists of two numeric characters when assigned to equity securities and two alphabetic characters—or one numeric and one alphabetic character—when assigned to fixed income securities (this permits the user to differentiate between issues in the two groups).
Issue numbers are assigned in sequence as each issue is originated. However, in the setting up of the CUSIP numbering system and in the assignment of numbers to issues then in existence, numbers were assigned on the basis of rate and maturity and no consideration was given to the original date of issue.
Issue Numbers for Equity Securities: The first issue number for an issuer’s equity securities is 10 (blanks in the issue number position indicate this is an issuer; in some cases only an issuer number has been assigned—as additional information is gathered, it will be added to the CUSIP file). The unit position of the equity number is used to identify rights, warrants and so on and is assigned on an as-available basis. When there are insufficient tens positions available for all individual issues, the necessary additional numbers are found through the use of the first open two-position digit in reverse sequence starting with 88 and assigned in descending order. (see illustration below) Issue numbers 00-09 are reserved for future use.
Options: Issue number 01 has been designated to identify options for an issuer.
Overflow Linkage: Issue Number 89 will be reserved for overflow linkage and will not be assigned to a specific issue.
Issue Numbers for Fixed Income Securities: The issue number assigned to an issuer’s fixed income securities may consist of two alphabetic characters (AA etc.), one alphabetic character followed by one digit (A2 etc.), or one digit followed by one alphabetic character (2A etc.), assigned in that order. A separate issue number is assigned to each rate and/or maturity for each issue of bonds—thus a serial bond having 40 different maturities is assigned 40 separate issue numbers—but general obligations of a municipality having the same issue date, rate and maturity are normally assigned the same number regardless of purpose. The alphabetic letter “I” and numeric “1” as well as the alphabetic “O” and numeric zero are not used in the assignment of issue numbers to fixed income securities.
Overflow Linkage: Issue Number 9Z will be reserved for overflow linkage and will not be assigned to a specific use.
Issue Numbers Reserved for Internal Use: Issue Numbers 90 through 99 in the equity group, and 9A through 9Y in the fixed income group, are reserved for the user specifically for assignment to those issues of an eligible issuer where no CUSIP issue number has been assigned.
In data transmission, when accuracy of the number may represent the only means of identification, the use of a check digit becomes mandatory as it provides the means of mathematically determining the accuracy of the whole number transmitted. For this reason it is necessary to use the full nine digits of the CUSIP code.
A check digit based on the Modulus 10 Double Add Double technique will be assigned to each CUSIP security number. Modulus 10 was selected over the other systems because it provides the greatest degree of reliability without the loss of any available numbers.
The illustrations below will clarify the manner of calculation of a Modulus 10 Double Add Double check digit.
Issuer Number 837649 Issue Number 12
837649x 1x 2x 1x 2x 1x 2867124 18 12x 1x 214
Thus, 8 + 6 + 7 + 1 + 2 + 4 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 4 = 42
The complement of the last digit of the sum becomes the check digit. The complement of 2 is 8; therefore, the CUSIP number with optional check digit would appear as 837649 12 8
In the calculation of the check digit, alphabetic characters will be assigned a numeric value. The letter A will be 10; and the value of each subsequent letter will be the preceding letter’s value incremented by 1. Normally, validation of the number would be made internally within a computer, using a relatively simple program.
Issuer Number 392690 Issue Number QT
392690x 1 x 2x 1x 2x 1x 23182129 0 26(Q)29(T)x 1x 22658
Thus, 3 + 1 + 8 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 0 + 2 + 6 + 5 + 8 = 47; the complement of
7 is 3, and the CUSIP number with check digit would appear 392690 QT 3
To avoid confusion, the fixed income issue number assignments have omitted the alphabetic “I” and numeric “1” as well as the alphabetic “O” and numeric zero. However, in the check digit computation described above, the value of “Z” is 35.
A check digit has also been computed for Issuers assigned a six character issuer number.
Alpha characters and their equivalent numerical values
Alphabetic characters are assigned a numeric value. The letter A will be 10; and the value of each subsequent letter will be the preceding letter’s value incremented by 1:
A = 10
F = 15
K = 20
P = 25
U = 30
* = 36 (PPN System)
B = 11
G = 16
L = 21
Q = 26
V = 31
@ = 37 (PPN System)
C = 12
H = 17
M = 22
R = 27
W = 32
# = 38 (PPN System)