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Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD)

The Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD) for academia is a comprehensive database of publicly-offered U.S. bonds. FISD contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.

  • Issuer specific information includes:
    • Industry codes, S.I.C. codes and N.A.I.C.S. codes.
    • Ticker and exchange listings.
    • Issuer names and parent relationships.
    • Bankruptcy and default detail.
  • Issue specific data includes:
    • Full call, put and sinking fund schedules and call frequency codes.
    • Structured security flags and detailed information.
    • Floating rate formulas, current rates and coupon schedules.
    • Fitch IBCA, Moody’s, S&P and Duff & Phelps credit ratings.
    • U.S. Treasury auction information.
    • Convertible debt information.
    • Underwriters, trustees and fiscal agents.
    • Unit deals and warrant information.
  • Transaction information includes:
    • All bond acquisitions reported since 1994 by insurance companies
    • All bond disposals (sales, redemptions) since 1995 by insurance companies
Mergent FISD is accessed through a Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) account.

Special Note: WRDS accounts will only be generated for current faculty, currently enrolled students (Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate), and selected current staff of UNC-Chapel Hill.

To fill out an on-line account request form go to and click on the “Register” tab in the upper right portion of the screen.

UNC-CH users with additional password