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Sponsorship Model

The BIDS ATS is open to all sell-side firms and their institutional clients, subject to basic credit and regulatory requirements.

BIDS Trading is a Broker-Sponsored Model

BIDS Trading supports a broker-sponsored model. This means the following:

  • Your buy-side clients will direct 100% of their commission dollars to the sponsoring broker-dealers of their choice.
  • BIDS Trading will never appear on the buy-side’s commission run.
  • Any broker-dealer can become a sponsor in BIDS – A direct connection to the BIDS ATS is not required.

Sponsoring Brokers

*MWVBE Certified Broker
  • Academy Securities, Inc.*
  • American Veterans Group, PBC*
  • B. Riley FBR, Inc.
  • Bancroft Capital, LLC
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC*
  • Capis*
  • CastleOak Securities*
  • Citi
  • CLSA Americas, LLC
  • Cowen & Co.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.
  • Drexel Hamilton*
  • FBN Securities, Inc.
  • Great Pacific Securities*
  • Guggenheim Securities, LLC
  • Guzman & Company*
  • H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC
  • Instinet, LLC
  • INTL•FCStone
  • Itau BBA Securities
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jefferies
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
  • Loop Capital Markets*
  • Mischler Financial Group, Inc.*
  • MKM Partners
  • Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • North South Capital LLC*
  • Penserra Securities*
  • Piper Sandler & Co.
  • Redburn (USA) LLC
  • Rosenblatt Securities
  • Roth Capital Partners
  • Sidoti & Co LLC
  • Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC*
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Strategas Securities
  • Sturdivant & Co., Inc.*
  • Susquehanna Financial
  • Telsey Advisory Group*
  • Themis Trading LLC
  • UBS
  • Virtu Financial
  • Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Westminster Research
  • William Blair & Co.

For more information on our sponsorship model, download our Sponsorship Fact Sheet.

To become a sponsoring broker, please contact us at info@bidstrading.com.