Current Position: Home Page >> Standard Management >> National Standard

Securities and related financial instruments—Classification of financial instrument(CFI code)

Standard No.: GB/T 35964-2018
Standard Chinese name: 证券及相关金融工具 金融工具分类 (CFI编码)
Standard English name: Securities and related financial instruments—Classification of financial instrument(CFI code)
Issue Date: 2018-02-06
Implementation Date: 2018-09-01
Drafting Unit: IT Center, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Dept. of Market Supervision, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Dept. of Futures, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Securities Information Technology Service Limited Company, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited, National Equities Exchange and Quotations Corporation Limited, Shanghai Financial Futures Information Technology Co., Ltd., China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd., Shanghai Clearing House.
Draftman: Zhang Ye, Liu Tiebin, Wang Chunling, Zhou Yunhui, Xu Xin, Jia Shi, Gao Hongjie, Sun Hongwei, Wang Xuan, Zhang Yuxiang, Zhang Ting, Wu Shaoping, Zhou Xiao, Duan Qiguo, Xue Na, Liang Xinning, Liu Ying, Lv Xiaoming, Luo Jing, He Songyang.
Standard Scope: This standard defines and describes codes for an internationally valid system to classify financial instruments. The classification system applies to financial instruments negotiated internationally as well as to domestic instruments. The term “financial instruments” refers not only to classical securities, but also covers the innovative financial products that have emerged in different markets (a trend that is expected to continue in the future).

This International Standard is intended for use in any application in the trading and administration of securities in the international securities business. In so far as the trading and the administration of securities do not affect other countries, the application of this International Standard remains at the discretion of the responsible national bodies, such as stock exchanges, banks, brokers, regulatory bodies and other institutions active in the securities field.

In principle, the CFI code reflects characteristics that are defined when a financial instrument is issued and that remain unchanged during its entire lifetime. However, a few events that can lead to a new CFI code for the same instrument are anticipated, such as the changing of voting rights or ownership restrictions by a stockholders’ meeting.

Print】 【Close