The FSA previously maintained a Document Viewing Facility (DVF) in the reception of the FSA building at 25 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf. This provided access to documents made public by listed issuers. Since 1 September this function has been moved online and is now known as the National Storage Mechanism (NSM). The service is run online by Hemscott, a Morningstar company (Morningstar plc was appointed following a tender process last year), and is found on their website. Users can access both the data that was previously held on the FSA’s DVF and also all Regulatory Information Service (RIS) announcements via the Hemscott website. Additionally, users may search via company name, headline code, type of document or date as well as print documents as necessary for free.
Note that the NSM is a storage facility and is not a mechanism for making information public; applicable announcements still have to be made via a RIS.