Indicates the broad product or asset classification. May be used to provide grouping for the product taxonomy (Product <460>, SecurityType <167>, etc.) and/or the risk taxonomy (AssetClass <1938>, AssetSubClass <1939>, AssetType <1940>, etc.).
1 = Financials
A categorization which usually includes rates, foreign exchange, credit, bonds and equity products or assets.
2 = Commodities
A categorization which usually includes hard commodities such as agricultural, metals, freight, energy products or assets.
3 = Alternative investments
A categorization which usually includes weather, housing, and commodity indices products or assets.