How to Sign Up for Cboe BIDS Europe - Buy Side

Step 1: Assign Designated Broker

European buy side firms do not need to be Participants, but will be required to nominate a Cboe Participant to act as their Designated Broker(s). See the Cboe BIDS Europe Broker List for participating brokers.

U.S. buy side firms must contact BIDS directly to discuss requirements for trading European equities: [email protected]

Step 2: Cboe BIDS Europe Documentation

Cboe BIDS Europe Service Request Form is required to comply with Market Abuse Regulation requirements for the oversight of IOIs.

Complete and sign this document and e-mail it to Participant Services at [email protected].

Step 3: Connectivity

Speak to Cboe or your OMS/EMS provider(s) to confirm the connectivity options.

Additional Resources

The following documents are available in the document library:

  • Cboe BIDS Europe Service Description
  • Cboe BIDS Europe FIX Specification

After your documentation is in place and your Designated Broker has completed the setup, you’ll be required to complete a simple conformance test prior to go-live.