Bats Europe - A Pan-European Exchange
Bats Europe, which became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in May 2013, is the largest European equities exchange by market share and value traded and represents the combination in 2011 of the two leading pan-European multilateral trading facilities (MTFs), Bats and Chi-X Europe. Bats is the first MTF to make the transition to full RIE status.
Based in London, Bats supports competition and drives innovation in the European equities markets. Bats offers trading in more than 4,500 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, Bats' innovative smart order routing service, provided through its FCA authorised broker subsidiary, allows cost-effective access to 13 primary exchanges as well as MTFs. Bats trading participants receive world-class support including sophisticated technical port services with real-time monitoring of latency, trading activity, network connectivity and risk management.
Bats Europe is the brand name of Bats Trading Limited, a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and a subsidiary of Bats Global Markets Inc., a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets around the globe.