Tue, 19/11/2013 - 06:07
The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (IEEM) and the iShares MSCI World Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF (MVOL) have begun trading on BATS Chi-X Europe's Regulated Market.
iShares is the exchange-traded funds (ETF) platform of BlackRock, the global asset manager. BATS Chi-X Europe is the largest pan-European equities exchange by market share and notional value traded.
BATS Chi-X Europe chief executive Mark Hemsley (pictured) says: "With the launch of the first iShares ETFs, on the exchange, market participants now have access to the many benefits and efficiencies of our pan-European reach.
"We are pleased to share this milestone with our partners at iShares and see this as an important step in our ongoing commitment to improve liquidity and transparency in exchange-traded products for the pan-European trading community.”
BATS Chi-X Europe is implementing initiatives targeted at enhancing the European ETF market by working closely with issuers, investors and trading participants to bring innovation to the market, whilst addressing the need for more transparency and liquidity in ETFs.
Among its innovations is the Competitive Liquidity Provider (CLP) programme, which was pioneered by BATS for its US listings business and is designed to incentivise market makers to provide the quality of order books required to attract a diverse range of investors to issuers' products.
BATS Chi-X Europe is authorised to operate a Regulated Market for primary and secondary listings alongside its existing secondary markets' trading business. BATS Chi-X Europe was granted Recognised Investment Exchange status by the Financial Conduct Authority in May 2013.
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