Euronext’s FastMatch FX tape is now accessible via the QuantHouse API ecosystem, providing users with data on executed trades in the spot foreign exchange (FX) market.
The move means that QuantHouse’s clients can access the FastMatch FX tape, which is currently the only FX consolidated tape available in the market, via a single API (application programming interface). The data from the tape includes transactions from various market participants, as well as FastMatch’s ECN, to provide a reference point for executed trades.
“FastMatch’s FX Tape makes post-trade information for the spot market accessible to everyone as we deliver transaction information from a broad range of sources,” said Kevin Wolf, CEO of Euronext FastMatch.
“FastMatch experienced heightened interest in the FX Tape recently from several central banks following the January 2019 USDJPY flash crash which validates the value of an independent reference point in the market. We anticipate that QuantHouse will act as a complementary channel for those wishing to access the FX Tape in addition to our suite of Spot FX market data products.”
QuantHouse’s API aims to help FinTech providers with turning their software and hardware products into global and on-demand solutions. More than 300 buy-side firms and investment banks are connected to the API ecosystem.
“Whether you sit on the buy-side or sell-side, anyone who trades FX will benefit from being able to access the FastMatch FX tape. We commend FastMatch for looking to create the first consolidated tape for the FX market and are delighted to be able to help expand their reach through our API global community of users,” Pierre Feligioni, CEO and co-founder of QuantHouse, added.