Bloomberg FTP Futures Reference Data

In this example, we are going to retrieve some reference data for several securities from Bloomberg FTP, starting from a generic ticker. With Bloomberg, we cannot make a single request to retrieve specific reference data for a generic ticker. Instead, we have to split the request in two parts:

  1. First, we retrieve all futures chains with specific ticker codes for the generic ticker
  2. Next, we use specific ticker codes to retrieve the reference data

Here is the first file we are going to send: