BATS Chi-X Europe Introduces New Interbook Order Types
LONDON and KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 2, 2012
-- Largest European Equities Exchange Offers Innovative Solution For Access To
Both Lit Or Both Dark Order Books From A Single Order
LONDON and KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Chi-X
Europe, the largest pan-European equities market operator by market share and
notional value traded, today introduced 'Lit Sweep' and 'Dark Sweep', its
new interbook order types. Lit Sweep and Dark Sweep order types are currently
available for testing by BATS Chi-X Europe participants. The order types are
scheduled to go live on Monday, 12th November.
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The new order types are designed to offer trading participants a more
efficient way to access liquidity from both BATS Chi-X Europe's lit order
books, or both dark order books, via a single order.
Participants submit an order using the Lit Sweep or Dark Sweep order type. Lit
Sweep orders may be entered into either the BXE or CXE lit order books. The
best price across both order books is then assessed and the order is executed
on the order book with the best price. The order will continue to search both
order books until either the order is filled, its limit price is reached, or
it is cancelled. Dark Sweep orders are first sent to the selected dark order
book before moving on to the other dark order book for any part of the order
still requiring execution.
"We are constantly seeking new ways to help our trading participantsimprove
their likelihood and quality of execution.Introducing these new order types
offers a seamless approach to access the best available price across the order
books and to help trading firms fulfill their best execution requirements,"
said Mark Hemsley, CEO of BATS Chi-X Europe.
Hemsley continued, "Our philosophy is to continue to innovate and introduce
new products and services that enable customers to take advantage of available
price improvement opportunities, with minimum effort on their part. These new
order types represent a very effective way for trading participants to access
liquidity whilst maximising order execution efficiency."
All orders are cleared and settled under the trading participants' existing
Interested parties should contact their BATS Chi-X Europe account manager or
email@example.com for additional information. For further information
please refer to the link below:
*Interbook Order Types Overview
Based on BATS Global Markets European market share data from October
About BATS Global Markets, Inc.
BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) is a leading operator of securities markets
in the U.S. and Europe. BATS develops and operates electronic markets for the
trading of listed cash equity securities in the U.S. and Europe and listed
equity options in the U.S. BATS operates two stock exchanges in the U.S., the
BATS BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange; BATS Options, a U.S. equity options
market; and BATS Chi-X Europe, which operates a FSA-authorized multilateral
trading facility. BATS' innovative and proprietary technology was developed by
a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the
needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. The company is headquartered
in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London.
For more information, visit www.bats.com .
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Contact: MEDIA (Europe), Kelly Bailey, +44-207-012-8950,
firstname.lastname@example.org; MEDIA (U.S.), Suzanne O'Halloran, +1-212-378-8526,
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