A Global Exchange Leader
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.