Mapping to Companies & Securities

Connecting your data to a universe of companies and securities

Most investment analytics workflows ultimately look to relate signal data back to companies and securities, in order to benchmark against & predict company fundamental and consensus data, or to use in trading strategies.

Exabel provides a pre-loaded set of global companies and equity securities as part of the foundational data available to all users. This includes a range of identifiers with which you may map your data:

  • Bloomberg Ticker or Bloomberg Symbol (eg AAPL US or AAPL US Equity for Apple Inc.)
  • MIC + Ticker (eg XNAS:AAPL)
  • FIGI (eg BBG001S5N8V8) - note that FIGIs are available on 3 levels: security (FIGI share class), regional (FIGI composite) & listing
  • ISIN (eg US0378331005)
  • Factset entity ID (eg 000C7F-E)
  • Factset permanent identifier, aka FSYM_ID (eg R85KLC-S) - note that FSYM_ISs are available on 3 levels: security, regional & listing

The following graphic shows how pre-loaded entities and identifiers relate to each other, and how you may connect these to your own custom data model.

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You may then import signals and time series data at company-level, by providing these identifiers directly.

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Identifiers are always mapped back to companies

When you use the company/security identifiers above for data imports, your data is mapped to the corresponding company entity.

Currently, we do not support mapping your data to the security / regional / listing entities.

Alternatively, as in the example above, you may create your own custom entities to model your data, linking your new entities to the existing company universe.