Atrium opens access to Bats

Source: Atrium Network

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity solutions for the financial community, announced today that it has been granted certification to provide access to BATS Global Markets (BATS) for customers wishing to access and trade on the BATS BYX Exchange, the new US equities exchange, and BATS Options for US equity options.

Atrium Network's Exchange Ring clients will be able to use the existing infrastructure already in place at the BATS data centres to receive real-time market data feeds from the BATS BYX Exchange and BATS Options, the innovative new trading platforms from BATS. BATS also operates the BATS BZX Exchange (previously known as BATS Exchange), their initial US equities exchange.

Emmanuel Pellé, chief operating officer of Atrium Network said, "In February 2010 we announced the availability of BATS Multicast Pitch on our connectivity platform; we're therefore delighted to continue the partnership and provide connectivity to BATS' new equity and options markets. A simple, resilient and secure connection to Atrium Network provides participant connectivity to a growing stable of equity and options venues, which is in line with our strategy to provide easy connectivity when our clients require, to multiple venues to trade multiple asset classes."

Chris Isaacson, chief operating officer of BATS Global Markets, added, "We are pleased to partner with industry providers like Atrium Network to provide our members maximum flexibility and connectivity efficiencies in accessing our exchanges. Customers want a choice in how they connect and route to BATS and Atrium Network allow us to provide this choice. The combination of BATS solid technology base and Atrium Network's connectivity expertise offers an alternative connectivity solution for our customers."

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