BATS Global Markets

Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS) 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 has emerged as an important listing venue for 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 Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange. Bats 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., a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis, is a wholly-owned subsidiary. 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.
Lenexa, US
Size (employees)
286 (est)
BATS Global Markets was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Lenexa, US

BATS Global Markets Office Locations

BATS Global Markets has offices in Lenexa, Chicago, New York and London
Lenexa, US (HQ)
8050 Marshall Dr
New York, US
17 State St
Chicago, US
3100 200 S Wacker Dr

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Market capitalization (28-Feb-2017)

3.4 b
BATS Global Markets's current market capitalization is $3.4 b.

BATS Global Markets Market Value History

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BATS Global Markets News and Updates

There's one big trading company that's loving all this uncertainty (CBOE)

CBOE Holdings, the world's largest provider of volatility instruments, beat first-quarter earnings forecasts largely because of heavy VIX trading. The high volume comes with the VIX sitting near the lowest level since 1993 as investors bet on price swings further in the fu…

Deutsche Boerse has sold its remaining stake in Bats

Deutsche Boerse has offloaded its remaining shareholding in Bats Global Markets. It had sold one third of its stake in the Kansas-based stock exchange operator for $86m (£70m) in October, and said it had already realised a net income contribution of around €23m (£19.7m) from that. It expects the …

The president of the New York Stock Exchange talks history, technology, and simplifying trading

Tom Farley has a keen sense of history. When we meet on January 26, the president of the New York Stock Exchange is keen to show off the renovation of NYSE's sixth floor, complete with a new conference space named after Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the e…

There's a new 'hot-button' issue on Wall Street, and battle lines are being drawn

"Information wants to be free," the technology activist Stewart Brand once said. "Information also wants to be expensive." That is proving true on Wall Street, where stock exchanges — in particular the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq — both publicly traded and for-profit…

STOCKS SINK: Here's what you need to know

Stocks dove on Monday ahead of the first presidential debate. Financial and healthcare stocks led the pack into the red, while Deutsche Bank shares cratered to a record low after weekend reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not provide state assistance to the le…

Midday Report: Wall St. Is Weighed Down by Banks and Health Care

Shares of Pfizer, one of the largest drug companies in the world, traded lower after the company said it would not split up into two smaller companies.
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