BarCap extends Barx to variance swaps

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Investment bank Barclays Capital has extended Barx, its electronic single-dealer trading platform, to 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, S&P 500, Dax and FTSE indexes. Nasdaq, South Korea's Kospi 200 index and the Nikkei 225 stock index will be added over the first

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