You are required to specify a tenor in various places in LUSID, for example in a flow convention or index convention, as part of a complex market data object such as a FX forward curve, and also optionally in a recipe to specify a 'look back' validity period for market data.

To do this, use the syntax <integer><unit>, where:

  • <integer> is zero or a positive whole number.
  • <unit> is one of the following:
    • D - Day
    • BD - Business day (as determined by a calendar)
    • W - Week
    • M - Month
    • Q or Qtr - Quarter
    • SA - Semi-annual
    • Y - Year

For example, 2D or 3M or 10Y.

Note the following:

  • You cannot specify fractions of numbers, so to represent one and a half years you would specify 18M.
  • You can specify 2Day instead of 2D, 3Month instead of 3M and so on, but LUSID stores the acronym rather than the noun.
  • You can specify 1T (one term) for instruments (such as a zero-coupon bond) that require a single or 'empty' tenor.