Nasdaq Contributor API

A premium index and ETF dissemination service.

This Solution Helps

  • Asset Managers
  • Institutional Asset Managers
  • Market Data Managers


Nasdaq Contributor API is a premium index and ETF dissemination service that turns your proprietary data into ideas, and your ideas into reality.

Asset managers, RIAs and fintech firms can leverage the API to register and distribute custom indexes and ETFs through our market leading dissemination channels to help raise awareness and assets.

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Take Your Business Further

Clients seeking broader distribution of their index/ETF information will be able to leverage one of Nasdaq’s distribution vehicles that are robust, scalable, and monitored by Nasdaq’s technology and support team. The Nasdaq Contributor API is an efficient and cost effective way to help get your data in front of more than 700 firms globally including:

  • Television media
  • Financial web portals
  • All major market data vendors
  • Sell-side banks
  • Buy-side firms
  • Retail online brokers and more.


Contributor API Features


Flexible Choices

-Low volume interface or a higher volume solution
-Low bandwidth model (web-based) or higher bandwidth model (IDC) App to App Extranet Provision
-Code to a Nasdaq-branded API via a standard format

-Choose among multiple proven dissemination channels (Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Global Index Watch (GIW) or Global Index FlexFile Delivery (GIFFD))
-Input detailed index or ETF values and/or constituent level data for turnkey downstream consumption

Data Types: Index Data

-Intraday Index Level (Price Total Return, Gross Return and Net Return)
-Settlement Values
-Currency Spot values for select instruments

-Daily security components data
-Start-of-Day and End-of-Day summary data by asset class

Data Types: ETF Data

-Intraday Portfolio Values (IPVs)
-Daily valuation information, such as NAV per Share

-Estimated Cash per Share, Estimated Cash per Creation
-Unit, Total Cash per Creation Unit and Total Shares Out
-Standing of the fund
-ETF Directory message designed to provide the symbols of the ETF valuations

Case Study
Challenge: Increase Awareness
The global reach of CAPI will enable them to become more competitive in the marketplace and provide distribution to major outlets with cost-efficiency.
Nasdaq Global Information Services, Product Development
Borsa Istanbul Leverages Nasdaq CAPI
How Borsa Istanbul used Nasdaq Contributor API to reach critical mass in distribution of their indices.
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