The Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd (CDS) was a member of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and was the National Numbering Agency for Mauritius since March 2000. As from 2nd December 2021, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has replaced the Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (CDS) as the National Numbering Agency for Mauritius.
In order to ensure a proper continuation of the ISIN issuance service in Mauritius without any disruption, the FSC and CDS have agreed to enter into an outsourcing arrangement to allow the latter to leverage on its existing logistics for the issuance of ISINs and associated data as defined by ANNA, to maintain the ISIN database for Mauritius, update the ANNA Service Bureau upload the Masterfile for Mauritius and any other related services as may be applicable from time to time. CDS will continue to issue of International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) to securities issued by entities registered in Mauritius.
The CDS is responsible for codifying financial instruments issued by issuers that are registered in Mauritius and financial instruments where the lead manager’s registered office is in Mauritius in accordance with the ISO-6166 Standard. The securities for which the CDS allocates ISIN codes include those issued by global business companies registered in Mauritius.
The ISIN codes allocated to listed companies are shown on the contract notes, transaction reports as well as other reports provided by CDS.
The CDS also allocates CFI Codes (Classification of financial instruments) and FISN (Financial Instrument Short Name) to securities in accordance with ISO-10962 and ISO-18774 respectively.