BarCap extends Barx to variance swaps

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Barclays Capital has extended Barx, its electronic single-dealer trading platform, to cover variance swaps. The service, which goes live this month, will enable Barclays' customers to trade variance swaps on a variety of equity indexes through their Bloomberg terminals.

The service will initially allow investors to trade variance swaps on the Eurostoxx 50, Dax, S&P 500 and FTSE indexes, with the Nasdaq, South Korea's Kospi 200 index and the Nikkei 225 stock index to be added over the first

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