How to sign up for Bats LIS - Buy Side
Step 1: Assign Designated Broker
European buy side firms do not need to be Participants, but will be required to nominate a Bats Participant to act as their Designated Broker(s). See the Bats LIS Broker List for participating brokers.
U.S. buy side firms must contact BIDS directly to discuss requirements for trading European equities: Sales@bidstrading.com
Step 2: LIS Documentation
Complete and sign this document and e-mail it to Participant Services at ParticipantServicesEurope@bats.com.
Step 3: Connectivity
Speak to Bats or your OMS/EMS provider(s) to confirm the connectivity options.
The following documents are available in the document library:
- Bats LIS Service Description
- Bats LIS FIX Specification
After your documentation is in place and your Designated Broker has completed the setup, you’ll be required to complete a simple conformance test prior to go-live.