Corporate Action Event Reference (COAF)
WM Datenservice has been commissioned by the SMPG (=Securities Market Practice Group), the DESSUG (=Deutsche SWIFT Securities User Group) and the financial industry, to provide the COAF (= Corporate Action Event Reference) for the German market. The COAF is a worldwide excepted standard for the identification of corporate actions within each national market.
The COAFs of the corresponding corporate actions can be downloaded daily as a CSV file (as of the effective date of our 79th Release on 22 February 2016). In addition, a historical monthly file, that includes all the daily files of the month in question, is made available at the end of every month.