Since its foundation in 1992 ANNA's tasks have been growing constantly. In order to structure the work of all existing Task Forces, ANNA decided to categorize the existing Task Forces into two categories:
Working Groups (WG) and Task Forces (TF)
While WG's are permanent and looking into strategic matters, TF's should present their results to the General Meeting in a limited period.
At present three Working Groups are in operation.
WG1 (Assisting Markets)
Primarily assistance is given to the applicants of ANNA membership and partnership in all ANNA related matters as well as to new members and partners. Members of this WG are representatives of the four Substitute Numbering Agencies (CUSIP Global Services, SIX Financial Information, WM Datenservice and National Settlement Depository Russia).
WG2 (ISIN Quality and Guidelines)
This working group is focused on topics related to the guidance on ISIN allocation. The WG is also in charge of the periodical review of the ISIN allocation rules. All members are invited to contact the WG if they have basic questions/problems with regards to ISIN allocation. The WG has already developed several versions of the ISIN Guidelines that are provided through the ANNA website.
WG4 (Emerging ANNA members)
ANNA members from emerging markets are taking part in this WG. Guidance is given in all ANNA related matters such as ISIN/CFI allocation etc. The WG is established under AMEDA (African and Middle East Depositories Association).
TF 20 (Implementation of future standards)
The task force develops practical steps and guidance to all ANNA members for implementation of future standards for which ANNA might become Registration Authority.