Corporate actions and dividends data

Designed to keep clients informed of market changes before they happen


FTSE Russell has over 70 years of experience and knowledge of providing the financial community with corporate action and dividend information. We provide the latest information available on North American companies collected from the stock exchanges, SEC filings, press releases, depositories, transfer agents and directly from the company. 

Our proprietary corporate action data was once used only internally to maintain our security master files and cross reference database. Today users have the ability to match positions electronically, ensuring accurate identification of issuers, as well as issues, and an automated option to process and integrate any issuer- or issue-level action on North American traded securities. 


More than 10 corporate action categories are tracked, including:

  • Name changes
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Redemptions
  • Stock splits
  • Dividends
  • Maturities
  • Tender offers
  • Reorganizations
  • Spin-offs 
  • Shares outstanding

Electronic Dividend Service – Equity and mutual funds

The Electronic Dividend Service provides timely corporate action and dividend data for the North American equity and mutual fund market. Over 300 fielded data items, including CUSIP, declaration date, ex-dividend date, record date, payment date, stock splits, dividend income flags to identify initials, specials, resumed, increased, reduced, extras, liquidations, accrued rates, finals, short, medium & long term capital gains, tax refunds, tax credits, year-end distributions, and many more.

Ex-date service – US dividends going “ex” on the next business day

The Ex-Date Service electronically reports all North American securities to be quoted “ex” on the next business day, facilitating programming and processing of the ex-date information. The Ex-date service helps users comply with Section 46 of the Rules of Fair Practice.

Indicated Annual Dividend – Proprietary projected dividend data

Thorough and back-tested, the Indicated Annual Dividend (IAD) data is built upon a proprietary calculation that values the projected dividend payments over the next 12 months. Indicated Annual Dividends are calculated as soon as finalized dividends are announced to the financial community, and are adjusted on the ex-dividend date for stock splits and stock dividends. 

Unit Investment Trust

A UIT database for trust-related calculations and tax reporting. The Unit Investment Trust (UIT) service offers coverage of the entire North American universe of trust issues. This coverage provides the ability to accurately calculate principal and interest payments, while monitoring distribution types for tax purposes. UIT data is sourced directly from the UIT sponsors.

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