BATS Global Markets Reports August Volume and Highlights


Record U.S. Options Market Share of 5.3%; U.S. and European Equities Market Share Remains Strong



KANSAS CITY, Mo., and LONDON – September 9, 2014 – BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported August highlights including a new U.S. Options market share record of 5.3%, up from 4.1% in July. Other August news includes:

  •  U.S. equities market share of 20.5% vs. 9.6% a year ago, and 20.3% in July. 
  • BATS Chi-X Europe equities market share of 22.1%. During August, €251.8bn was reported to BATS’ European trade reporting facility, BXTR, a record market share of 59.0%. 
  • On August 7, BATS Exchange welcomed two new ProShares ETFs to its U.S. market.
  • The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced the composition of the Consultative 
  • Working Group for the Secondary Markets Standing Committee, with Mark Hemsley, CEO of BATS Chi-X Europe, serving for a second term. 
  • In the U.S., BATS remains on schedule with the Direct Edge integration. Information regarding the integration is available at bats.com/edgeintegration and BATS will also share updates via its Twitter feed @BATSGlobal.
  • To raise awareness for the ALS Association, Joe Ratterman, CEO of BATS Global Markets completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, nominating peers at Intercontinental Exchange, NASDAQ and ISE.

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