The XML files are divided into 6 groups:
Each logical file may be divided into sequenced physical parts.
These two factors are reflected in the names given to the files. Most data sets are published in files named as ‘DATA_SET_nn.xml’, where ‘nn’ represents a consecutive sequence number starting from 1.
Reference files contain code lists that are linked to, or referenced via, ID fields in other file groups. Some records in this section are for common use (such as the Country code list), others are specialised for a single feed field (such as DCM Bank role).
The Company group consists of files that contain information about all of the companies, banks and other institutions that participate in deals. Deal records contain ID values that reference these records together with information that identifies the particular role played by the referenced company in the deal (e.g. DCM issuer, Loan guarantor, ECM bookrunner, M&A Advisor to a Target company etc.).
The DCM (Debt Capital Markets) file contains records of international bond issues, both fixed and floating rate, and including MTN issues. The main record is a deal, which contains tranche sub-records. Tranche sub-records contain bank syndicate sub-records.
The ECM (Equity Capital Markets) files contain records of global equity capital markets new issuance (IPOs, FOs & convertibles) and current and historical daily equity market trading data.
The M&A files contain records of mergers and acquisitions. The main record is a Deal, which contains pre-deal company and deal advisor sub-records.
The Loan file contains records of international syndicated loans. The record structure is similar to the DCM file.