Centralised Securities Database (CSDB)

The “Centralised Securities Database” (CSDB) is a security-by-security reference database that contains data on instruments, issuers and prices for debt securities, equity instruments and investment fund shares issued worldwide. A security-by-security database is a microdatabase that stores statistics at an individual security level. The CSDB research data are available as a panel dataset with monthly frequency from April 2009 onwards.

For more information on the CSDB we recommend to take a look at the data report provided below.

Available modules

Four different subsets of variables (SDS) and a rating module (SDSR) from the CSDB were defined and can be made available. Whether access to a certain subset of variables can be granted for instance depends on whether the CSDB data shall be used in combination with other microdata or on its own. 

Detailed information on the variables of the CSDB and the four subsets of variables available for research are provided in the Data Report below.

Units worth protecting

The CSDB data contain information on issuers of securities that is worth protecting. Depending on the selected part of the CSDB, issuers can be uniquely identified by several variables (“variables with IDs worthy of protecting”). An output check should be based on at least one of the following variables:

  • SDS1: LEI, MFI, ISS_ORG_TYPE, ISS_ORG_CODE, BIC, BEI, ISS_ID, ISS_COMP_ID or ISSUER_NAME.
  • SDS3: LEI, MFI, ISS_ORG_TYPE, ISS_ORG_CODE, BIC, BEI, ISS_ID or ISS_COMP_ID.
  • SDS2, SDS4 and SDSR: Does not contain direct issuer identifiers. The output check must therefore be performed on variables with IDs worth protecting from datasets used together with the CSDB.