BarCap launches Bmarkets platform in Germany

Uwe Becker, Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital has rolled out its Bmarkets trading platform in Germany, aiming to provide private investors with a ‘Wal-Mart’ of products that will suit any investment need and cut issuance costs by 99%, says Uwe Becker, Frankfurt-based co-head of investor solutions for Europe at the bank. The bank will launch products onto the platform, enabling investors to buy them directly from the issuer. Products will also open for trading on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchange