Peter Pao Joins BGC Hong Kong As Director, Greater China

Appointment underscores BGC's commitment to developing its business in Greater 
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) ("BGC 
Partners" or "BGC"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the 
wholesale financial and real estate markets, today announced the appointment 
of Peter Pao as Director, Greater China. Mr. Pao, who brings more than thirty 
years of broking experience and capital markets expertise, joins BGC Hong Kong 
to manage its business across Greater China and to pursue regional business 
opportunities. He will be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Len 
Harvey, Executive Managing Director and General Manager, Asia-Pacific. 
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"I'm delighted to welcome Peter to our growing Asia-Pacific management team," 
said Len Harvey. He continued: "Peter has enjoyed a successful career within 
the inter-dealer broker industry. He has a deep understanding of the 
opportunities within this region, and his strong relationships with key 
financial institutions together with his extensive managerial experience, make 
him an ideal addition to our firm as we focus on growth within this critical 
"I am delighted to join Len and his team and to leverage my industry 
experience to capitalize on new opportunities across Greater China," said Mr. 
Pao. He continued: "BGC has a terrific reputation due to its impressive 
business growth, sophisticated technology platform, and the caliber of its 
management team which I am excited to be a part of." 
Mr. Pao joins BGC from Tullett Prebon where he was Chairman of Greater China 
and General Manager of TP Sitico. Previously, he was Managing Director, 
Greater China, at Tullett Prebon. His other career highlights included serving 
as Chairman of the Inter-dealer Brokers' Association of Hong Kong and serving 
on the Executive Board of the Treasury Markets Association in Hong Kong. 
About BGC Partners, Inc. 
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the 
wholesale financial and real estate markets.  Products include fixed income 
securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity 
derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, 
and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including 
trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, 
and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial 
institutions.  Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers 
financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select 
financial instruments and markets.  Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank 
brand, the Company offers a wide range of commercial real estate services, 
including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial 
services, consulting, project and development management, and property and 
facilities management. BGC's customers include many of the world's largest 
banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, 
governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and 
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historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and 
uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which 
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the 
forward-looking statements, see BGC's Securities and Exchange Commission 
filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the 
Company's public filings, including the most recent Form 10-K and any updates 
to such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K filings.

SOURCE  BGC Partners, Inc. 
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