Bats LIS

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:

Step 2: LIS Documentation

Bats LIS Service Request Form is required to comply with Market Abuse Regulation requirements for the oversight of IOIs.

Complete and sign this document and e-mail it to Participant Services at

Step 3: Connectivity

Speak to Bats or your OMS/EMS provider(s) to confirm the connectivity options.

Additional Resources

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.