GFI's Core BusinessCompanies & Trading DivisionsHistory

Brokerage

Founded in New York in 1987, GFI provides competitive wholesale market brokerage services in a multitude of global over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange listed cash and derivatives markets. Over more than 25 years, GFI has expanded both organically and through acquisitions into a broad range of markets, including fixed income derivatives, cash fixed income, emerging market financial products, energy and commodity derivatives, and equities. GFI prides itself on its reputation as an industry leader across these markets, regularly ranking highly in market surveys published in leading industry publications. GFI operates a hybrid brokerage strategy, combining experienced voice brokerage with best-in-class trading technology.

Active in more than 22 countries, GFI employs approximately 2,000 people and serves over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds.

GFI is a member of the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association (WMBA) and the WMBA Americas. GFI is in the process of registering as a swap execution facility (SEF) and designated contracts market (DCM) in North America and an organised trading facility (OTF) in Europe.

GFI is majority-owned by, and operates as a division of, BGC Partners Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. For more information visit: www.bgcpartners.com.