DEFINITION of 'Valoren Number'
An identification number assigned to financial instruments in Switzerland. These numbers are similar to the CUSIP numbers that are used in Canada and the U.S. A typical valoren number is between six to nine digits in length.
BREAKING DOWN 'Valoren Number'
Market data firms and other financial institutions throughout Europe typically refer to Swiss companies and/or store trade data on these companies using valoren numbers as a means of security identification.