Bats Global Markets 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. The global capital markets depend upon Bats.
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 FX market.
Broker-dealers, institutions and retail investors rely on the Bats markets to execute their trades efficiently and effectively, helping them to achieve their business and investing objectives. Bats developed its proprietary 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, the company has grown and evolved into a global operator of stock exchanges and other markets around the globe, focused on its mission of Making Markets Better.™