BATS exchange growth continues with listing of Alpha Architect’s latest smart beta ETF

Dec 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading US-based exchange, has welcomed the listing of the MomentumShares US Quantitative Momentum ETF (QMOM), drawing attention to the attractiveness of their exchange as a destination for the listing of ETFs.

BATS exchange growth continues with listing of Alpha Architect's latest smart beta ETF

ETF issuers in the US are increasingly turning to BATS exchange to list their products.

The MomentumShares US Quantitative Momentum ETF invests primarily in US equity securities believed to be exhibiting positive momentum. The fund is managed by investment adviser Alpha Architect whose strategies are rooted in the science of behavioral finance with a goal of beating behavioral bias. Alpha Architect has two of its ValueShares ETFs already listed on BATS Exchange.

“We were thrilled when Alpha Architect selected BATS as the listing destination for their ValueShares ETFs last year and we are pleased to further grow our partnership with the launch of their first MomentumShares ETF,” said Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products at BATS. “Through innovative products such as QMOM, Alpha Architect is providing investors with new ways to reach their investment goals.”

BATS ranks as the top exchange operator for ETF trading in the US with the BATS Exchanges executing 26.5% of all ETF trading in November. The growing popularity of ETFs as the product wrapper of choice for investors coupled with the firm’s efforts to encourage ETF trading on their platform have been a key driver of this success. Most recently BATS has attracted major issuers to its platform through the adoption of innovative programs aimed at incentivising issuers and market makers for respectively listing and providing liquidity on the exchange. WisdomTree has recently launched their first BATS-listed funds, while ProShares this month announced they will be transferring four of their NYSE Arca-listed ETFs to the BATS exchange.

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