Barx FX, a decade on

Tim Cartledge at Barclays

When Barclays launched Barx FX Trading in 2001, it was one of the first movers in the single-dealer platform space, setting a precedent for fully automated pricing, risk management and client analytics. Twelve years on, Barx continues to evolve, with a new set of algos scheduled to launch in the coming weeks as the bank focuses on competing with the new capabilities offered by other dealers.

When Barx first began trading, electronic platforms were almost akin to new toys for traders, recalls Tim

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