BATS Chi-X Europe Expands Access To Risk Management And Kill Switch Tools
LONDON and KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 4, 2012
- Tools Now Available to All Trading Participants at No Charge and Without
LONDON and KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Chi-X
Europe, the largest pan-European equities market operator by market share and
notional value traded(1), today rolled out a suite of risk management tools
available to all of its trading participants at no charge.
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The risk management tools, which had previously only been available to
participants that provide sponsored access to their clients, provide BATS
Chi-X Europe trading participants with pre-trade risk protection as a
supplement to their internal risk controls. Trading participants are able to
set critical parameters for orders to prevent unwanted executions without
incurring additional latency on inbound orders to the BXE and CXE order books.
A number of order entry attributes can be customised and changed in real time
through the BATS Chi-X Europe participant web portal. Some of the key features
of the risk management tools include the ability to set order restrictions,
maximum per-order limits, and order cutoffs, or a participant controlled "kill
switch," which would cancel all open orders and block new orders.
BATS Chi-X Europe CEO Mark Hemsley commented: "We are pleased to expand our
suite of the risk management tools recently made available to BATS' customers
in the U.S. to all of our trading participants in Europe. The ability to
manage effectively risk at multiple layers of the trading cycle has become
increasingly essential, with pre-trade risk checks at the exchange level as
well as the participant level. Our risk management tools can also provide our
trading participants with an additional layer of risk controls in relation to
their obligations under the ESMA guidelines on systems and controls in an
He added: "We also continue to engage proactively with regulators and
policymakers on the potential development of market-wide risk controls for a
safer, more resilient pan-European market environment."
The risk management controls can be easily viewed and configured through a
simple, secure Web interface, known as the BATS Chi-X Europe participant web
portal, or automated and systemically controlled through the BATS Chi-X Europe
Secure Web API .
Trading participants should contact their BATS Chi-X Europe account manager or
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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
Contact: MEDIA (Europe): Kelly Bailey +44-207-012-8950, email@example.com; MEDIA
(U.S.): Stacie Fleming +1.913.815.7193 firstname.lastname@example.org; Suzanne O'Halloran
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