We believe that today's buyside traders deserve direct insight into our strategy, initiatives and views. We know navigating today's markets can sometimes be challenging for buyside traders, and we strive to make this process easier. We believe the best way to reduce confusion and speculation is through transparency about the way our exchanges operate. At Bats, we view the buyside as a “Member” and are focused on providing the data and expertise to help you make better trading decisions.
We’re also focused on listening to the unique needs of the buyside community. In 2013, Bats formed the Institutional Advisory Council (IAC), a committee of investors that shares feedback and insights on industry issues, market structure, and the broader exchange landscape to the Bats management team. Bats holds quarterly meetings with the IAC and also meets frequently with them and other leaders in the buyside community to ensure we doing everything we can to make markets better for today’s institutional investors.
In the U.S., the Bats Exchanges are leaders in execution quality. We operate the top destination for retail order flow (EDGX), and the #1 destination for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading. With our four exchanges, we have designed a market model that provides customer choice, lower costs and technology compatibility.
In Europe, Bats is a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) committed to making the overall European landscape stronger through initiatives that unify European market structure. Bats' innovative market model simplifies cross-border equities trading with access to services for each stage of trading – all through one network connection.