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.

Bats is now owned by Cboe Global Markets.

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Parent CompanyCboe Global Markets
HQLenexa, US
BATS Exchange was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Lenexa, US
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Key People/Management at BATS Exchange

Mark Hemsley

Mark Hemsley

David Howson

David Howson

Jerry Avenell

Jerry Avenell

Co-Head of Sales
Alex Dalley

Alex Dalley

Co-Head of Sales
Adam Eades

Adam Eades

Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer
Stephanie Renner

Stephanie Renner

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BATS Exchange Office Locations

BATS Exchange has offices in Lenexa, New York and Chicago
Lenexa, US (HQ)
8050 Marshall Drive Lenexa
Chicago, US
3100 200 S Wacker Dr
New York, US
17 State Street, 31st Floor
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BATS Exchange Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$45 m


In total, BATS Exchange had raised $45 m. BATS Exchange is a subsidiary of Cboe Global Markets
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BATS Exchange Online and Social Media Presence

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BATS Exchange Company Life and Culture

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BATS Exchange Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BATS Exchange founded?

    BATS Exchange was founded in 2005.

  • Who are BATS Exchange key executives?

    BATS Exchange's key executives are Mark Hemsley, David Howson and Jerry Avenell.

  • Who are BATS Exchange competitors?

    Competitors of BATS Exchange include BMB Munai, Australian Securities Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.

  • Where is BATS Exchange headquarters?

    BATS Exchange headquarters is located at 8050 Marshall Drive Lenexa , Lenexa.

  • Where are BATS Exchange offices?

    BATS Exchange has offices in Lenexa, New York and Chicago.

  • How many offices does BATS Exchange have?

    BATS Exchange has 3 offices.