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BATS Global Markets

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is a leading global operator of securities exchanges, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. We facilitate securities trading and ETP listings for U.S. and European equity securities, and operate a U.S. options exchange. The world depends on BATS as a key component of global capital markets.

Broker-dealers, and institutional and retail investors rely on BATS’ regulated exchanges to execute their trades efficiently and effectively to help them achieve their business and investing objectives. BATS developed its own technology and supports each of its businesses with a relentless emphasis on market quality, transparency, fairness and a high standard of customer service.

BATS began in 2005 as an alternative trading venue aimed at bringing competition and innovation to the U.S. equities market. Since then, BATS has grown and evolved into a global operator of securities exchanges. It may no longer be the “alternative” start-up, but the BATS team hasn’t lost its fire and focus to achieve its mission: to help Make Markets Better.

Insights

BATS Global Markets Agrees to Acquire the Hotspot FX Market

BATS Global Markets Agrees to Acquire the Hotspot FX Market


BATS Global Markets (BATS) today announced a definitive agreement with KCG Holdings to acquire Hotspot FX, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market, in a cash transaction valued at $365 million.   READ MORE +
BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Integration: What You Need to Know

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Integration: What You Need to Know


Earlier this year, BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge merged under the BATS umbrella to create one of the largest equities market operators in the U.S., Europe and globally. Beginning early next year, Equinix’s NY5 state-of-the-art data center in Secaucus, NJ will become the new data center home for BATS Global...   READ MORE +


Announcements

BATS Receives SEC Approval to Launch EDGX Options Market

BATS Receives SEC Approval to Launch EDGX Options Market


BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of exchanges and services for financial markets globally, has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch its second options market – EDGX Options.    READ MORE +
BATS Successfully Migrates to Equinix NY5 Data Center

BATS Successfully Migrates to Equinix NY5 Data Center


BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of exchanges and services for financial markets globally, reported the successful and complete migration of all of its U.S. markets to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, N.J., completing an 18-month process related to the acquisition of Direct Edge.   READ MORE +
BATS Successfully Migrates U.S. Options Exchange to NY5 Data Center

BATS Successfully Migrates U.S. Options Exchange to NY5 Data Center


BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of exchanges and services for financial markets globally, reported the successful and complete migration of the BATS Options market to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, New Jersey.   READ MORE +
BATS Formally Files Market Structure Petition with SEC

BATS Formally Files Market Structure Petition with SEC


BATS Global Markets (BATS) formally filed a petition for rulemaking on market structure reform with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and issued a call-to-action to the industry, urging participants to engage in a constructive dialogue to improve the already healthy U.S. equity market for all investors.   READ MORE +
BATS Global Markets Reports August Volume and Highlights

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   READ MORE +


BATS Global Markets (BATS) is a leading global operator of securities exchanges, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers.