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Berkeley Online offers APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for professional order execution in the major worldwide futures, options and forex markets for online trading applications. Berkeley Online offers two forms of API trading, proprietary and FIX APIs.

Berkeley Online provide a proprietary API for futures and options online trading to Patsystems, CQG and Trading Technologies which enables instant access to real-time market data and trade messaging with superior strategy backing. Additionally, we offer a FIX (Financial Information Exchange) API - an industry-standard messaging protocol.

Berkeley Online's FIX API connects to multiple trading applications, providing access to futures and options exchanges and foreign exchange aggregators. If you are unsure of which API trading software would suit you best, please contact one of our specialists for their advice.


Pats API (Futures and Options)

Berkeley Online provides the Pats proprietary API for futures and options trading, enabling traders to use this API to connect their trading and execution software. This API operates in conjunction with Patsystems, and gives instant access to real-time market data, as well as professional strategy support for those traders wishing to write to Pats API. Berkeley Online provides instant connectivity to many third party vendors who have already configured to the Pats API.

Pats FIX API (Futures and Options)

Berkeley Online also offers a FIX API - an industry-standard messaging protocol designed to facilitate advanced Direct Market Access (DMA) to 25 futures and options exchanges. Berkeley's FIX API serves numerous purposes including front-office trading applications, as well as mid- and back- office systems and DMA for those wishing to use their own trading software yet seeking an effective execution venue.

As a single connectivity point, choosing to write to the FIX API means clients can utilize Berkeley's electronic trading infrastructure whilst experiencing rapid order flow, market information, and futures and options execution to exchanges worldwide. Those already fluent in FIX can connect promptly making this the most efficient method of placing orders. The FIX API on offer currently can be accessed in two formats, which both support FIX version 4.2 and can integrate with any order management system, third party front end, or black box models.

Berkeley's FIX API trading solution for futures and options is provided by Patsystems - a participant in the Global Derivatives Steering Committee, which influences the development of the FIX standard.


CQG API (Futures and Options)

Berkeley provides access to CQGs trading and data APIs. The trading API gives connectivity to the CQG Hosted Exchange Gateways for Direct Market Access (DMA) and ultra low latency trade routing. Features include live trade monitoring, multiple accounts, manual and automated trade execution. The data API provides historical and real-time data as well as analytics including classic and customised studies with the ability to perform back-testing.


Trading Technologies API (Futures and Options)

The Trading Technologies API allows end users and third parties to build faster, more scalable trading applications for desktop and server deployment. This trading software is integrated into the full suite of Trading Technologies exchange gateways offering low latency execution.