Charles River IMS offers an Open Integration Framework, including tools for rapid integration with third-party and legacy systems:

  • APIs for pre-trade and post-execution compliance, security and order creation, real-time data, etc.
  • Web services access to the core application (SOAP over HTTPS/HTTP) for easy integration with other applications
  • Messaging interfaces such as IBM WebSphere® MQ, TIBCO Rendezvous™, Microsoft Message Queuing, and SonicMQ®
Message-based APIs and exposed Web services create seamless integration with internal and external systems: back-office data warehouses, message hubs, settlement facilities and custodians. In addition, Charles River has certified systems interoperability with a wide variety of accounting systems, data warehouses, market data feeds, prime brokers, fund administrators and more. In each instance, Charles River works with the vendor to provide appropriate levels of system communication, ongoing maintenance, and support. Common interfaces are listed below.




  • Bloomberg Data License
  • Bloomberg Desktop API
  • Bloomberg Server API
  • FactSet Marquee
  • Interactive Data TurboFeed
  • ITG Logic
  • Markit Group Limited
  • Proquote
  • Quick
  • Telemet Orion
  • The Yield Book Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters DataScope Select API


 Algorithmic Trading
  • Abel/Noser
  • Algorithmic Trading Management, LLC (US)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch  (GLOBAL)
  • Barclay's Capital (Global)
  • BNP Paribas (Global)
  • BNY ConvergEx (Global)
  • CAPIS (US)
  • CA Cheuvreux (GLOBAL)
  • Canaccord Capital (GLOBAL)
  • Cazenove Capital Management
  • CIBC World Markets (US, CAN)
  • Citigroup (GLOBAL)
  • CLSA Limited (GLOBAL)
  • Credit Suisse (GLOBAL)
  • Daiwa Capital Securities Markets Co. Ltd (APAC)
  • Deutsche Bank (GLOBAL)
  • Execution Ltd (UK)
  • Fidelity Capital Markets (US)
  • FOX River Execution (US)
  • Goldman Sachs (GLOBAL)
  • Instinet (GLOBAL)
  • ITG Inc. (GLOBAL)
  • Jefferies & Company (US)
  • JP Morgan (GLOBAL)
  • Knight Securities (US)
  • Lazard Capital (US)
  • Leerink Swann & Co.  (US)
  • Lek Securities Corporation (US)
  • Liquidnet (US)
  • Macquarie Securities (GLOBAL)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Sec
  • Mizuho Securities (APAC)
  • Morgan Stanley (GLOBAL)
  • Nomura Securities (GLOBAL)
  • Piper Jaffray (US)
  • Redburn Partners LLP (US)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (US)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN Amro) (EU, UK)
  • R.W. Baird (US)
  • Sanford Bernstein (US)
  • Societe Generale (Global)
  • Susquehanna (US)
  • Stifel Nicolaus (US)
  • UNX (US)
  • Weeden & Co, Inc. (US)
  • Wells Fargo (US)



Prime Broker

  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS

Fund Administrators

  • GlobeOp Financial Services

Post-Trade Processing

Charles River supplies standard file formats (flat files or XML) as well as a library of exports formats and these additional interfaces:
  • FIX 4.2/4.4 allocations (TradeWeb, MarketAxess, FX venues, equity brokers)
  • Omgeo - OASYSSM
  • Omgeo - OASYS/TradeMatchSM
  • Omgeo - TradeSuiteSM
  • Omgeo - CTMSM
  • ISO 15022
  • Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (MBS Electronic Pool Notification)

Accounting Systems

  • Advent Axys
  • Advent APX
  • Advent Geneva
  • DST InfoQuest
  • Eagle STAR
  • IDS GIM 2
  • Metavante
  • Princeton ePAM
  • Princeton PAM
  • SS&C Pacer
  • Thomson Reuters PORTIA 


  • State Street Bank (SSB) Horizon
  • CIBC Mellon
  • Northern Trust
  • Bank of New York
  • Others via ISO 15022 

Data Warehouses

  • Eagle Investment Systems PACE