A Global Exchange Leader
Bats Global Markets (Bats) is a leading global operator of exchanges and provider of services for financial markets around the globe, 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 two U.S. options exchanges. Globally, Bats serves the foreign exchange (FX) market, the world’s largest asset class, operating Hotspot, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market. The world depends on Bats as a key leader of global capital markets.
Broker-dealers, and institutional and retail investors rely on the Bats markets to execute their trades efficiently and effectively to help them achieve their business and investing objectives. Bats developed its own technology for its equity and options markets 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 markets around the globe. 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