Three financial groups ask the SEC to limit fees that S&P (MHP) levies for CUSIP numbers -...

|By:, SA News Editor

Three financial groups ask the SEC to limit fees that S&P (MHP) levies for CUSIP numbers - tags that identify individual securities - because of a "chilling effect" from charges ranging from $10K to "hundreds of thousands" of dollars that they say often get passed through to investors.