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Real-Time – Direct

Markets move fast. Our low latency Real-Time – Direct feed service provides the data you need for today's electronic and algorithmic trading, and for AI and ML innovation. Our direct feed services allow you to easily integrate and consume depth and breadth of full tick market data in our lowest latency delivery platform. 

Need fast, low latency market data for exchanges worldwide?

We measure data delivery speeds in micro and nano seconds. 

The Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct feed service has been providing reliable low latency market data to the industry since 2006. Our managed direct feed service leverages the content experience of Refinitiv's global data platform to deliver real-time, full book and full tick data for important exchanges worldwide. 

Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct leverages the Normalised Refinitiv Instrument Code (RICs) and integrates with the latest performance Real-Time APIs. You will also benefit from 24/7 support from our customer operations teams.

What is a direct data feed?

Direct feeds are market data feeds delivered directly from exchanges and other trading venues to the front office electronic trading applications of financial firms, including algorithmic trading and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. This data can be delivered raw, or normalised.


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How we help

Real-Time – Direct feeds deliver high quality low latency data

Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct feeds are being used in production by dozens of firms globally, and have been operational across major venues for over a decade.  Our data supports millions of institutional and retail end users across the globe. 

Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct delivers impressive latency performance with very low jitter for the available venues – 99.99% of the updates below 50 microseconds ingress to egress. 

Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct market logic and symbology are fully aligned with Refinitiv industry-standard market data, meaning you can connect data across the front, middle and back office. 


What you get with our Real-Time – Direct feeds services

Easy to integrate

Fully compatible with Refinitiv’s Real-Time Distribution System, and APIs. Also compatible with Refinitiv Real-Time data solutions such as Real-Time – Optimized and Tick History.

Enriched content

Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct data is enriched intraday in near real-time, with corporate actions, derived fields, exchange corrections and other reference data, provided by Refinitiv worldwide teams of content specialists.

Fully managed

A global market data support team offers real time operations monitoring, service technical & content support, and ongoing change management. This team manages Refinitiv Real-Time – Direct feeds 24x7x365

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How financial services firms use Real-Time – Direct feeds

Real-Time – Direct feeds are used worldwide for a wide variety of front office use cases, including:

  • Back testing and pre-trade analytics – Assess your algorithms and perform best execution analytics
  • Price discovery – Follow accurate price movements to ensure the best trades
  • Automated & algorithmic trading – Deploy trusted exchange data for today’s technology-based trading approaches
  • Smart order routing – Ensure you are transacting at the best venue, at the best price
  • Direct market access (DMA) trading – Use in DMA programs with data that connects across the enterprise
  • FIX engine & clients – Support FIX protocol messages and trading infrastructure 
  • OMS/EMS – Discover Refinitiv’s growing number of partners
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