BATS Global Markets is a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, and is committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. BATS serves diverse market participants, including broker-dealers, institutional and retail investors who rely on the company’s regulated exchanges to conduct their trading activities efficiently and effectively in today’s competitive capital markets.
In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) and retail-driven liquidity. The company also has emerged as an important listing venue for U.S. ETFs. BATS also operates two U.S. equity options markets – BATS BZX Options and BATS EDGX Options.
The company’s global footprint extends to Europe where BATS operates BATS Chi-X Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange. BATS Chi-X Europe offers exchange trading services across 15 major European markets, the region’s leading trade reporting service, known as BXTR, and the first pan-European listing venue for exchange-traded products. Globally, BATS serves the foreign exchange (FX) market, the world’s largest asset class, with Hotspot, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market. BATS developed its own world-class proprietary technology and operates each of its businesses with an emphasis on market quality, transparency, fairness and industry-leading customer service. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in the New York area and London