SEF confusion stymies buy-side move to electronic swap execution

Future shock

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The novelist William Gibson once said: “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.”

If so, the future of the over-the-counter derivatives market may be glimpsed through the glass-fronted Chicago headquarters of Citadel.

On January 14, Citadel began electronically trading and clearing a portion of its interest rates swaps book through Bloomberg’s fixed income trading platform.

Richard Mazzella, chief operating officer and chief technology officer of Citadel’s global fixed income