Barclays Capital has extended Barx, its electronic single-dealer trading platform, to cover variance swaps. The service will enable Barclays’ customers to trade variance swaps on a variety of equity indexes through their Bloomberg terminals.
Banks have been choosing off-the-shelf fully integrated systems for energy trading and risk management. But some feel the available software still falls short
The demand for risk-based technology has never been higher due to changing business practices, growing regulatory burdens and burgeoning demand for cross-asset class products. But new entrants can still gain market share in niche areas.
Rival US-based energy trading software suppliers OpenLink and Triple Point Technology (TPT) both signed big new clients this year, increasing their dominance of the energy software market for the banking sector.
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Well-publicised risk issues and a recent growth spurt have brought credit markets firmly under the scrutiny of global regulators. Nikki Marmery investigates whether the attention will prove to be a boon for attracting more investment - or a barrier to...
Barclays Capital has added cross-currency basis swaps to its Barx service provided via the Bloomberg electronic trading platform.
Users of Barclays Capital’s cash and derivatives electronic trading platform, BARX for Commodities, now have access to a dynamic order book function for precious metals. Launched today, the new feature allows clients to submit orders which are then...
Growth in energy trading has led to a need for better standardisation of contracts and integration of exchanges and trading hubs. But more needs to be done to simplify and streamline the trading process, says Wolfgang Ferse