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BATS Global Markets Reports Record 26.0% Europe Equities Market Share; Successfully Launches New U.S. Options Market, Remains #1 for ETF Trading


BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported October data and highlights including record market share of 26.0% in European Equities, surpassing the previous record of 25.9% set in November 2011.

Additionally, BATS Chi-X Europe reported average daily notional traded at €12.8 billion. BXTR, the company’s trade reporting facility, remained #1 in Europe, with €390.1 billion reported, an average of €17.3 billion per trading day.

In U.S. Equities, BATS reported one of its strongest months on record with market share of 21.2% in October, down from the record 22.0% in September and 21.4% reported one year ago. Average daily matched volume on the BATS Exchanges was 1.52 billion shares, down from 1.67 billion shares one year ago.

In U.S. Options, BATS successfully launched second options market, EDGX Options, on Monday, November 2nd. BATS reported market share of 7.9% for its BZX Options market in October, up from 6.5% one year ago.

BATS remained the #1 U.S. market for ETF trading in October, executing 27.2% of all ETF volume, its second-best month on record. BATS also welcomed a new issuer – WisdomTree – to its U.S. market in October with the launch of three new ETFs on October 29th.

Hotspot, BATS’ institutional spot foreign exchange market, posted average daily volume of $23.9 billion in October vs. $26.2 billion in September. Total volume traded on Hotspot in October was $526.9 billion (22 trading days) vs. $575.9 billion in September (22 trading days).

In all, the BATS markets executed $115.3 billion of notional volume per day in October.

October 2015 Volume and Market Share Overview

U.S. Equities (BATS Exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGA, EDGX)       October 2015
Overall Industry – Average Daily Consolidated Volume       7.15 billion shares
BATS Exchanges – Matched Market Share       21.2%
BATS Exchanges – Average Daily Matched Volume       1.52 billion shares
U.S. Equity Options (BATS Options)        
BATS Options (BZX Options) – Matched Market Share       7.9%
BATS Options (BZX Options) – Average Daily Matched Volume       1,275,909 contracts
European Equities (BATS Chi-X Europe)        
Pan-European Consolidated Volume1 – Average Daily Notional Value       €49.1 billion
BATS Chi-X Europe – Overall European Market Share       26.0%
BATS Chi-X Europe – Total Notional Value Traded       €281.1 billion
BATS Chi-X Europe – Average Daily Notional Value       €12.8 billion

European Trade Reporting (BXTR)

BXTR – Total Notional Value Reported       €390.1 billion
BXTR – Average Daily Notional Value Reported       €17.3 billion
Foreign Exchange (Hotspot)        
Total Volume Traded (U.S. Dollar)       $526.9 billion
Average Daily Volume (ADV)       $23.9 billion

1 Based on BATS Chi-X Europe market coverage, available at

Additional monthly highlights are outlined below by business line.

U.S. Equities and Options – Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics

  • BATS launched its second options exchange – EDGX Options – on Monday, November 2nd. The new market is based on a customer priority/pro rata allocation model. Symbols will be available for trading on EDGX Options in a phased roll-out over the course of two weeks with the last phase being rolled out on Monday, November 16th.
  • On October 1st, BATS unveiled the new BATS ETF Marketplace, a market specifically structured and designed for ETF issuers and their investors. With this initiative, BATS introduced the BATS ETF Issuer Incentive program and enhanced BATS Lead Market Maker program.
  • On October 29th, BATS welcomed WisdomTree, one of the world’s leading ETF sponsors and asset managers, as a new issuer listing three new ETFs on BATS Exchange.
  • During October, the BZX Exchange ranked 1st or 2nd in quality of trading in 58.6% of the stocks in the S&P 500® Index, as measured by effective spread, according to the BATS market quality statistics.
  • Combined, the BATS Exchanges had the lowest effective spread in 46 of the top 100 exchange-traded products in October.
  • The five most actively-traded options classes on BZX Options during October were the Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipt ETF Trust (SPY), Apple Inc. (AAPL), iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM), PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 ETF (QQQ), and Facebook Inc. (FB).
U.S. EQUITIES: BATS Exchanges (BYX, BZX, EDGA, EDGX) Volume and Market Share
        October 2015     October 2014
BATS Exchanges percentage of overall U.S. equities market share       21.2%     21.4%
Average daily volume (ADV) traded on BATS Exchanges       1.52 billion shares     1.67 billion shares
Total industry volume       7.15 billion shares     7.82 billion shares
Total notional value traded on BATS Exchanges       $1.28 trillion     $1.58 trillion
Average daily notional value traded on BATS Exchanges       $58.1 billion     $68.9 billion
BATS overall market share – Tape A securities       18.5%     19.2%
BATS overall market share – Tape B securities       26.9%     25.9%
BATS overall market share – Tape C securities       23.0%     22.2%
BATS overall market share in ETF trading       27.2%     26.1%

For additional U.S. equities market volume information: BATS U.S. Equities Market Volume Summary

U.S. OPTIONS: BATS Options Volume and Market Share
      October 2015     October 2014
Average daily matched volume (contracts)     1,275,909     1,364,829
Average daily matched volume (market share)     7.9%     6.5%

For additional U.S. Options market volume information: BATS U.S. Options Market Volume Summary

European Equities – BATS Chi-X Europe Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics

  • BATS Chi-X Europe launched its Periodic Auctions Book on Monday, October 19th, which allows market participants to access auction functionality throughout the trading day, in a bid to encourage trading in larger size.
BATS Chi-X Europe Market Share by Market 2 (In millions, except percentages)
        October 2015     October 2014
BATS Chi-X Europe overall market share       26.0%     22.3%
BATS Chi-X Europe Average daily notional value       € 12,777.1     €10,988.9
Displayed average daily notional value       € 11,456.9     €9,921.8
Non-displayed3 average daily notional value       € 1,320.2     €1,067.1
London market overall       29.9%     23.5%
FTSE 100 securities       31.9%     25.0%
FTSE 250 securities       27.2%     22.3%
Paris market overall       26.1%     23.8%
CAC 40 securities       26.6%     24.0%
CAC Next20 securities       28.1%     26.8%
Frankfurt market overall       29.2%     27.1%
DAX 30 securities       30.7%     28.9%
MDAX securities       31.8%     28.9%
TecDAX securities       24.4%     25.4%
Amsterdam market overall       25.4%     21.7%
AEX securities       26.1%     22.2%
AMX securities       22.8%     20.9%
Brussels market overall       26.1%     24.2%
BEL 20 securities       25.9%     23.6%
Milan market overall       16.3%     13.6%
FTSE MIB securities       17.3%     14.1%
Zurich market overall       24.6%     20.0%
SMI securities       26.8%     21.7%
SMIM securities       21.5%     19.6%
Nordic market overall       24.3%     23.7%
Helsinki OMXH25 securities       29.6%     23.9%
Stockholm OMXS30 securities       26.2%     26.5%
Copenhagen OMXC20 securities       25.1%     22.1%
Oslo OBX securities       23.8%     21.3%
Vienna market overall       16.7%     20.5%
ATX securities       17.1%     21.2%
Lisbon market overall       16.7%     12.1%
PSI-20 securities       16.8%     12.2%
Dublin market overall       14.4%     10.9%
ISEQ 20 securities       14.4%     10.9%
Madrid market overall       23.6%     16.1%
IBEX 35 securities       24.7%     16.6%

Key Indices

EUROSTOXX 50 securities       26.3%     22.5%
FTSE RIOB       12.9%     6.5%

2 Represent consolidated figures for BXE and CXE lit and dark books, unless otherwise noted.
3 BXE and CXE non-displayed order books.

For additional European equities market volume information: BATS Pan-European Market Volume Summary

Foreign Exchange – Hotspot Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics 4

Hotspot daily, monthly, and quarterly volumes are posted on the Hotspot website.

Hotspot Market Statistics
      October 2015     October 2014
Total Volume Traded (U.S. Dollar)     $526.9 billion     $789.6 billion
Average Daily Volume (ADV)     $23.9 billion     $34.3 billion
Number of Trading Days     22     23
Hotspot Volume Percentage Breakdown
        October 2015     October 2014
Europe       42.0%     42.6%
Americas       43.5%     42.3%
Asia       14.5%     15.1%
Top Five currency pairs in October by volume percentage
Currency Pair   Percentage
EUR/USD   26.9%
USD/JPY   15.8%
GBP/USD   9.8%
AUD/USD   8.9%
USD/CAD   8.3%

4 Market share figures are for full month. BATS closed its acquisition of Hotspot on March 13, 2015. Hotspot volumes represent the notional value in U.S. dollars of all trades executed on the platform, counting one side of the transaction. Hotspot Volume Percentage Breakdown is based on the times at which the trades were executed, based on EST (i.e. EST: Asia: 5pm-2am, Europe: 2am-9am, US: 9am-5pm).

About BATS Global Markets, Inc.

BATS Global Markets, Inc., a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, is committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In Europe, BATS operates the largest pan-European equities exchange, offering trading and listing services across 15 major European markets, as well as BXTR, the continent’s largest trade reporting facility. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. The company is a listing venue for ETFs and other structured products, also operates two U.S. equity options markets – BATS BZX Options and BATS EDGX Options. Globally, BATS serves the foreign exchange (FX) market, the world’s largest asset class, with Hotspot, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market. With its world-class technology and relentless customer focus, BATS strives to bring efficiency, transparency and fairness to market participants. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore. Further information on BATS can be found at and by following us on Twitter @BATSGlobal.

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