Thursday, January 10, 2019

Data Technical News #2019 - 1
Update: Nasdaq Announces Changes to the Document Posting Service.

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What you need to know:

Update 2/22/2019: On Monday, May 6, 2019, Nasdaq announces the addition of a new field to the Document Posting Service.

Nasdaq will also be adding three new document types. These document types reflect documentation options for the new fund types added in 2018.

Nasdaq has also introduced a new URL link option to Document Posting Service. The URL upload option will be available for all document types.

What is changing?

Update 2/22/2019: The field being added to the NFN Document Posting Service are:

Value Characters Purpose
Issuer Name 75 bytes, alphanumeric
Denotes the name of the Issuer / Sponsor for the NFN instrument at the time of the NFN Document Posting Service file posting.
Document URL 2048 bytes, alphanumeric
Denotes the URL for the document type selected.

For more information regarding changes to the NFN Document Posting Service please go to the NFN Daily List specification.

New values added to the Document Type field are:

Proof of Total Net Assets
Summary Plan Description

How can I test this NFN change?

Nasdaq has created the following sample files for the NFN Document Posting Service, downloadable files for client testing purposes. Please use the links below to download.

NFN Documentation

Update 2/22/2019: Nasdaq will offer two Saturday User Acceptance Tests (UATs) for NFN issuers, pricing agents and market data vendors on:

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019 – UAT
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Confidence Test

Firms wishing to participate in the UATs should complete and submit the NFN testing registration form to NFN Operations by the Thursday before the scheduled test date. Registered testing firms will receive a testing information sheet, spelling out daily event schedule and open conference call number prior to each test.

Where can I get additional information?

Contact NFN Operations at +1 301 978 5307 (Option #6).

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