Bats Europe, an innovative and technology-leading European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF), plans to continue inverted pricing for the Nyse Euronext indices -- CAC 40, AEX and BEL20 -- and select exchange traded funds (ETFs) through July, and will also reduce the liquidity removal fee for those securities to 0.25 bps as of the 1st of July.
In addition, following the successful launch of three pilot ETFs, BATS Europe is further expanding its stock universe by adding 20 actively traded ETFs. All ETF instruments will be included in the inverted pricing schedule for July.
In June, BATS Europe has set one-day market share records in the CAC 40 (7.55%), AEX (5.37%) and BEL20 (4.60%) as well as in major indices in London (6.40% in the FTSE 100) and Germany (5.65% in the DAX).
"We thank our participants for their tremendous response to our inverted pricing in June and are pleased to extend the special into July whilst offering further incentive for participants to trade their CAC 40, AEX, BEL20 and ETF order flow on our efficient and reliable trading platform," said Mark Hemsley, CEO of BATS Europe.
BATS Europe recently recorded one-day notional value and overall market share highs in June of €1.24 billion traded with a 4.02% share of the European market.
BATS Exchange, BATS Europe's sister company in the U.S. and the world's third-largest securities exchange operator in terms of notional value traded, ran similar inverted pricing schedules in January 2007 and September 2007 and gained significant market share on both occasions, growth which continued after BATS Exchange returned to its normal pricing plan.