BondMetric API


This document describes how to access bond pricing data and analytics data through the API.

Key Features

  • Files usually available by 7:00am EST
  • Files available for 30 days
  • Simple HTTP interface to retrieve files
  • Download files programmatically or with a web browser

Data Coverage

  • Global

Key Data Points

Field Name Description
ISIN ISIN number for the Bond. This is provided to customers who have ISIN license.
Entity Name Entity Issuing the Bond
Credit Sector Credit Sector of the Issuer
Country of Issuer Country of Incorporation of the Issuer
Issue Date Issue Date of the bond
Maturity Date Maturity of the Bond
Coupon(%) Coupon defined for the Bond
Currency Currency in which bond issue is traded/reported on a particular venue
FairValueDate FairValue Pricing Date of the bond
ZSpread(%) Calculated Zspread
ASW(%) Calculated Asset Swap Spread
Clean Price Clean Price Calculated by BVE
Dirty Price Dirty Price calculated by BVE
Yield Yield on the Bond if held to maturity (based on the Price)
Modified Duration Modified Duration to Maturity
Macaulay Duration Macaulay Duration to Maturity
Convexity Bond Convexity to Maturity
Accrued Interest Interest accrued on the bond since last coupon payment
BmkCountry Country of Incorporation of Benchmark Bond
BmkIsin ISIN number of Benchmark Bond
BmkYield Calculated Yield of Benchmark Bond
BmkSpread Calculated Spread of Benchmark Bond



In order to authenticate with the API, you must provide your API key (Please refer to API Key) as the _api_key URL query string parameter during every HTTP request.

Request The Token

The token can be requested from the FactEntry Support Team ( and should be replaced with XXXXX in the API key

Request Format

The request is passed in via HTTP request body. The only supported HTTP verb is POST/GET.

Query Parameter

  • api_key - The API key provided to you by BondMetric
  • _fields - A comma delimited list of metadata fields to return for each result

Example Query String

Input Parameters

Fields Name Type Format Mandatory Sample
token String Mandatory token=your_api_key
fair_value_date Date YYYY-MM-DD Mandatory fair_value_date=2019-01-14
ISIN String Optional ISIN=IT0006703208
CUSIP String Optional CUSIP=718286AR8
entity_name String Optional fair_value_date=FactEntry

Response Format

  • Search can be defined for the bond prices for last 7 calendar days
  • Overall file size is nearly 22MB and hence it takes a longer time to download

Sample Output

Type Example
	"status": "ok",
	"code": 200,
	"count": 1,
	"message": "Data found",
	"data": [{
		"ISIN": "IT0006703208",
		"Entity Name": "Barclays Bank PLC",
		"Credit Sector": "Banks",
		"Country of Issuer": "United Kingdom",
		"Issue Date": "2009-08-06",
		"Maturity Date": "2019-07-21",
		"Coupon(%)": "6.000",
		"Currency": "EUR",
		"FairValue Date": "2019-01-14",
		"ZSpread(%)": "0.458",
		"ASW(%)": "0.479",
		"Clean Price": "103.047",
		"Dirty Price": "105.931",
		"Yield": "0.096",
		"Modified Duration": "0.516",
		"Macaulay Duration": "0.517",
		"Convexity": "0.782",
		"Accrued Interest": "2.883",
		"BmkCountry": "Germany",
		"BmkIsin": "",
		"BmkYield": "",
		"BmkSpread": "1.568"


Fields Name Type Format
ISIN String
EntityName String
CreditSector String
CountryofIssuer String
IssueDate Date YYYY-MM-DD
MaturityDate Date YYYY-MM-DD
Coupon(%) String
Currency String
FairValueDate Date YYYY-MM-DD
ZSpread(%) String
ASW(%) String
CleanPrice String
DirtyPrice String
Yield String
ModifiedDuration String
MacaulayDuration String
Convexity String
AccruedInterest String
BmkCountry Float
BmkIsin String
BmkYield String
BmkSpread String

Status Code

Code Description
200 Request and Response success
400 Request not Valid
401 The API_KEY is invalid.
402 Invalid request method
403 Too many request
500 Internal Server Error


import requests

response_json = requests.get('')


$url = "";
$post = "token=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX&ISIN=IT0006703208&fair_value_date=2021-04-14";

$curl = curl_init();	
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,true);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST,false);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER,false);

//print JSON data 
echo $content;


package javaapplication1;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;

public class JavaApplication1 {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        String urlParameters = null;
        try {
            urlParameters = "token=" + URLEncoder.encode("xxxxxxxxTOKENxxxxxxxxxxxx", "UTF-8")+
                    "&ISIN=" + URLEncoder.encode("IT0006703208", "UTF-8")+
					"&fair_value_date=" + URLEncoder.encode("2019-01-14", "UTF-8");
        } catch (UnsupportedEncodingException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(JavaApplication1.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        try {
        //Create connection
        URL url = new URL("");
        connection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
        connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");

        //connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Length", Integer.toString(urlParameters.getBytes().length));
        connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Language", "en-US");  


        //Send request
        DataOutputStream wr = new DataOutputStream (

        //Get Response  
        InputStream is = connection.getInputStream();
        BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
        StringBuilder response = new StringBuilder(); // or StringBuffer if Java version 5+
        String line;
        while ((line = rd.readLine()) != null) {
      catch (Exception e) {
        finally {
        if (connection != null) {

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