Swaps platforms draw fire

New angles


Extremely volatile markets have forced Barclays Capital to suspend market-making of euro-denominated interest rate swaps on the new Bloomberg-based swaps trading system several times since its launch on July 21. But despite this, the service has prompted a number of major dealers and brokers to urgently review their competitive responses. With the launch of two other electronic swaps platforms – a multi-dealer platform called Swapstream and inter-dealer broker Cantor Fitzgerald’s e

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