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Import dividends and splits from Bloomberg

If you have connectivity to Bloomberg for security reference data, you can use it to import dividends and splits for equity securities. The dividends and splits can be imported either manually or automatically via scheduling.

To import dividends and/or splits manually:

  1. Go to the Securities view and choose the securities you want to import the corporate actions for. If you created the securities through the Bloomberg connection, you can search for them with the Reference data-Bloomberg equity tag. If you did not create them through the Bloomberg connection, make sure that the security codes are matching the Bloomberg field TICKER_AND_EXCH and that the trade codes are ID_BB_GLOBAL or TICKER_AND_EXCH.

  2. Click Import corporate actions→ Bloomberg dividends or Import corporate actions→ Bloomberg splits at the bottom of the view to import the dividends and splits respectively. Note that only upcoming dividends and splits are imported.


Note that an error message is shown if you try to import data for securities that don't have dividend/split information in Bloomberg. You can ignore this error message. The corporate actions will still be imported for those securities that do have data in Bloomberg.

You can also schedule the dividends and splits importing. To learn more about scheduling functionality available in FA, see Schedulingin FA Admin guide.

Fields imported for dividends

The dividend corporate actions created with this functionality are mapped from fields in Bloomberg as described in the table below.

Field in FA

Field in Bloomberg



Annual meeting date


Ex-dividend date


Settlement date


Dividend per share


Fields imported for splits

The split corporate actions created with this functionality are mapped from fields in Bloomberg as described in the table below.

Field in FA

Field in Bloomberg

Split date


Split ratio


Run the imported corporate actions automatically

You can configure the imported corporate actions to be run automatically. The system will create transactions in the portfolios on the ex-dividend/split date. To do this, specify the run settings in Tools → Administer → Data aggregation. In the Corporate actions tab, select the portfolio group for which you want to run the corporate actions (see FA Back Reference for more details on portfolio groups). Additionally, you can specify the time of day when you would want the corporate actions to be run. If you don't specify the time, 00:00 will be used.


After the portfolio group is specified, a corporate action run is created for all the imported dividends and splits when the corporate actions are imported. The runs will be scheduled for the ex-dividend date (for dividends) or split date (for splits). You can remove the automatic creation of the runs by removing the value from the Portfolio group field.