SWX and virt-x look to the future

The SWX Swiss Exchange and virt-x, its London-based counterpart, have launched a new initiative to encourage increased use of algorithmic trading and direct market access (DMA). The exchange says the scheme, known as Trading for the Future, will enhance its capabilities to offer ten times more capacity and ten times higher speed. Trading for the Future will be implemented in four phases over a three-year period. The first stage entails the migration of products, by asset class, onto the new