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Xignite and BATS Exchange Partner to Provide On-Demand Real-Time Market Data

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Web Services Delivery Reduces Costs and Simplifies Development of Financial Web Sites and Applications

Kansas City, MO and San Mateo, CA — February 4th, 2009 — BATS Exchange, an innovative and technology leading U.S. securities exchange, and Xignite, the leading cloud computing provider of on-demand, Web services for professional-grade financial market data and applications, today announced the introduction of XigniteBATSLastSale and XigniteBATSRealTime. These breakthrough financial Web services are the first to deliver on-demand market data using real-time BATS Exchange trading data.

The economic recession has strengthened demand for more timely financial market information, while increasing pressure on companies to reduce costs. Where legacy data feed solutions can be expensive to purchase and difficult to deploy, the XigniteBATSLastSale and XigniteBATSRealTime Web services enable businesses to more affordably integrate real-time stock data into their applications and Web sites in minutes with just a few lines of code. No additional hardware or software infrastructure is required.

Available today, the XigniteBATSLastSale service provides real-time quotes of the last sale price for the more than 8,000 U.S. equities traded on the BATS Exchange. Soon to be released, the XigniteBATSRealTime service will expand this offering with more in-depth real-time data, such as bid-ask prices and charts. More detailed product information and online purchase are available at www.xignite.com.

"Xignite's Web services fundamentally change the way financial data is delivered. It is simpler to manage and more cost-effective than ever before," said Jeff Bauer, Creative Director at Forbes.com. "Not only did Xignite eliminate the costs and headaches of building the service ourselves, they were able to deliver the content our readers needed faster than any other vendor. Their sales and support responsiveness has been fantastic."

Currently the world's third largest securities exchange in terms of notional value with $552.26 billion traded on its platform in December 2008, BATS Exchange is the only stock exchange to offer real-time market data free of charge. With XigniteBATSLast Sale and XigniteBATSRealTime, businesses can cost-effectively incorporate real-time data into their Web sites. By leveraging the Xignite cloud services platform and simple Web widgets, companies can integrate real-time stock quotes and charts quickly and at a significantly lower cost than traditional data feed solutions.

"Since opening for business in 2006, BATS has focused on making markets better in many ways, such as promoting lower market data costs," said BATS CEO Joe Ratterman. "Now, as many financial services companies face tightening IT budgets, we are pleased to partner with Xignite to provide more accessible and affordable applications for in-depth real-time data and last sale price quotes for all market participants."

"BATS's innovative technology and business approach creates benefits for the entire industry," said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. "In today's challenging economy, in which every company must do more with less, the combination of free BATS Exchange market data and Xignite's on-demand Web services is a win-win for customers, and has allowed us to deliver high-value solutions such as the real-time stock quote widgets recently launched by Forbes.com."

About BATS

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London. The BATS platform was launched in January 2006 and, operating as BATS Exchange, Inc., is one of the fastest growing, top tier equity markets in the United States. BATS serves the European market through its London based, FSA-authorised subsidiary, BATS Europe, which operates a Multilateral Trading Facility for European securities. The BATS platform is internally developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. BATS … Making Markets Better.

About Xignite

Xignite is the leading cloud computing provider of on-demand, Web services for professional-grade financial market data and applications, fulfilling more than one billion service requests per month. Xignite offers the broadest selection of financial Web services available today with more than 50 solutions covering domestic and global equities, commodities, currencies, fixed income and interbank interest rates, analyst predictions, company fundamentals, corporate information and news. Xignite solutions power mission-critical applications for portfolio management, sales management, trading, investor relations, executive dashboards, asset pricing, ERP, accounting, e-commerce, online games and financial websites for more than 400 global clients, including Citi, GE Commercial Finance, ING, Marsh & McLennan, Starbucks, Wells Fargo and Wendy's. For more information, please visit Xignite at www.xignite.com or call 1-866-XML-SOAP.

Xignite Media Contacts:

Merrill Freund/Clinton Karr

Schwartz Communications

Telp: (415) 512-0770

Email: xignite@schwartz-pr.com

BATS Contacts:

  • Media/Analysts:

    Randy Williams

    Telp: +1 (202) 378-8522 or +1 (816) 516-2179

    Email: rwilliams@batstrading.com

  • To Connect in Europe:

    Alex Dalley

    Telp: +44 (207) 012-8920

    Email: adalley@batstrading.com

  • To Connect in US:

    Jon Schneider

    Telp: +1 (913) 815-7124

    Email: jschneider@batstrading.com

RECENT NEWS

Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, announced today it has enhanced the data coverage for its’ interbanks and interest rates APIs in preparation for the required transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark interest rate at the end of 2021.

Used in financial products such as adjustable-rate mortgages, consumer loans, credit cards and derivatives, LIBOR has been the world's most widely used benchmark for short-term rates. But after the 2008 financial crisis the U.S. Federal Reserve recommended a new benchmark interest rate to replace the outdated and problematic LIBOR. In the U.S market the new benchmark is Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR), which is based on transactions in the U.S. Treasury repurchase, or repo, market, where banks and investors borrow or lend Treasuries overnight. Other countries are introducing their own local-currency-denominated alternative reference rates for short-term lending.

Xignite banking, and Fintech customers that build apps for capital markets, investment management, financing, and foreign currency exchange purposes, require interbank and interest rates data to manage exchange and interest rate risk. Xignite enhanced its Interbanks and Rates APIs with SOFR earlier this year and has now added four of the alternative overnight risk-free rates (RFRs) recommended to replace LIBOR for currencies in respective markets. The new rates include Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTR), Swiss Reference Rates (SARON), Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), and Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONAR). These additional rates are available now at no additional cost to customers.

“Our rates and InterBanks APIs were the first REST APIs ever released to serve the needs of the lending and banking industries. They uniquely aggregate rates that are used by dozens of firms globally in critical business processes,” said Vijay Choudhary, Vice President of Product Management for Xignite “Given the major shift the industry is experiencing regarding reference rates, it was critical for us to support those new rates to give our clients the data they need to run their businesses,” added Choudhary.

Xignite’s Interbanks API offers real-time and historical interbank and deposit rates for currencies in 40 countries. Xignite’s Interest Rates API provides interest rate data for over 600 global treasury, money market and private capital market instruments and benchmarks. The new alternative T+1 (24hr+ delayed) rates include:

  •         Europe: Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTR) is an interest rate benchmark that reflects the overnight borrowing costs of banks within the eurozone. The rate is calculated and published by the European Central Bank.
  •         Switzerland: Swiss Reference Rates (SARON) represents the overnight interest rate of the secured money market for Swiss francs (CHF). The rate is calculated and published by SIX.
  •         United Kingdom: Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) is the effective overnight interest rate paid by banks for unsecured transactions in the British sterling.
  •         Japan: Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONAR) is an unsecured interbank overnight interest rate and reference rate for the Japanese yen. The rate is calculated and published by the Bank of Japan.

About Xignite

Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006, when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite.

06/09/2021

Xignite, Inc., a provider of cloud-based market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today introduced XigniteGlobalCorporateActions, a new advanced API providing detailed corporate actions data for events such as stock splits, dividends, mergers, and spinoffs. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in corporate actions, annual meetings canceled, dividend payouts suspensions, and an accelerated company mergers and acquisitions rate. Knowing when a company plans to offer a split or undertake an acquisition is critical for buy-side and sell-side firms.

Corporate action processing is one of the “last frontiers of pain” for investment management, and one of the most manual and complex parts of back-office operations. The lack of uniformity and standards makes it difficult to identify and interpret information correctly. Obtaining accurate and timely information is challenging, and errors can result in painful financial losses. The XigniteGlobalCorporateActions is the first cloud-based REST API to eliminate the pains and complexity caused by legacy data feed and files. The API provides a single-source data stream with consistent information gathered from more than 190 exchanges and over 30,000 U.S. mutual funds.

The recent split of TSLA and AAPL stock on the same day illustrates the complex and far-reaching impact of corporate actions. If a firm does not do this correctly, it will show on historical charts, and their customers will notice. Xignite’s Data Quality team cross-validates our corporate actions data across sources and proactively detects and fixes any missing information. This prevents missing issues such as the TSLA and AAPL splits.

“The industry is facing a ‘perfect storm’”, says Vijay Choudhary, Vice President of Product Management for Xignite. “On one hand you have a massive wave of corporate actions fueled by the pandemic and the rising markets, and on the other you have millions of new retail investors eyeballing their investment applications all day long. One bad corporate action can send your customer service department into a tailspin,” added Choudhary. Additional detail on the Corporate Actions API endpoints:

GetDistributions - Returns cash and stock dividends as declared by the company for a requested security and date range.

GetDistributionsByExchange - Returns cash and stock dividends as declared by the company for a requested exchange and date.

GetEventSummaries - Provides a high-level overview of events for a requested security and date range.

GetMergers - Returns merger events for a given identifier and date range.

GetSpinoffs - Returns spinoff events for a given identifier and date range.

GetSplits - Returns the stock split history for a security for a specified date range.

GetTakeovers - Returns takeover events for a given identifier and date range.

Xignite

Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite

05/18/2021

In the foreign metal market and the world of international rates, currencies play the crucial role of acting as the medium of exchange in the transactions that take place.

Currencies like the United States dollar, the Euro, or the British Pound are commonly used around the world in order to get a metal rate. Some companies that offer precious metal live and historical rates have exposed their APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to allow developers to integrate current and historical metal rates, currency conversion, or other capabilities into their applications.

In order to know about precious metals live and historical rates, there’s a lot of APIs available online, and if you want to try one, Barchart is going to be one of your first options. But if you take a look at what else is in the market, you’ll find alternatives so many great alternatives:

Xignite Market Data Cloud Platform

Xignite Market Data as a Service was one of the first market data services built to run in AWS and they are one of the few vendors that is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner with a Financial Services Competency.

With more than a decade of cloud expertise in building, scaling and operating cloud-based market data technology, it is no surprise that leading financial services and capital markets firms rely on this company to empower their journey to the cloud. Their Metals API Service offers real-time prices and quotes for metals including Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and other base metals. In addition to real-time precious metals prices, the service provides daily London Fixing prices as well as historical precious metal prices and metal news. 

Xignite Cloud APIs are sourced from leading providers such as FactSet and Morningstar as well as Xignite’s own curated, high-quality data.

Read the article Top 3 Alternatives for Barchart Precious Metals Rates

02/25/2021