Bats Europe, one of Europe’s largest stock exchange operators, has announced that data for its UK-focused indices, which were launched earlier this year, is now available via the following list of market data providers:
Boerse Stuttgart, Bloomberg, Bloomberg PolarLake, FactSet, FE (Financial Express), FIS MarketMap, ICE Data Services, IHS Markit, Infront, IRESS, Morningstar, NBTrader, RIMES, SIX Financial Information, Thomson Reuters, WFG (Digital Look).
We have been very pleased with the response from investors, market data providers and media firms.
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Bats launched its index business in June with the introduction of 18 UK-based equity indices covering large to small cap securities and 12 industry sectors based on FactSet’s Revere Business Industry Classification (RBICS), which has more than 1,400 granular sub-industries, to enable greater accuracy and precision in the portfolio construction process.
Mark Hemsley, CEO at Bats Europe, explained: “Since launching Bats Indices this summer, we’ve seen widespread demand for our real-time, high-quality, low cost index data that is available under our simple index licensing arrangements. We have been very pleased with the response from investors, market data providers and media firms.”
Bats Indices are published in real-time and provide accurate index values, calculated using Bats’ high-quality market data. The indices are highly correlated with comparable benchmarks which investors use every day and are free of charge to benchmark licensees and media firms as well as private and professional users, offering a robust and trustworthy alternative to incumbent providers.