What is an Alternative Trading System?

What is an Alternative Trading System?

Not all venues to match buyers and sellers are regulated as an exchange. In this video, Peter provides an overview of alternative trading systems.
Overview

Alternative Trading Systems define other mediums that facilitate trades, in addition to stock exchanges. These ATS serve the same function as a stock exchange but are different in regards to its regulation, efficiency of transactions and transparency of trades.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define ATS

  • Explain the differences between ATS and a stock exchange

  • Describe how ATS have influenced trading strategies and regulators

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