BGC Partners Launches its Swap Execution Facility

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("the 
Company" or "BGC"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the wholesale 
financial and real estate markets, today announced that its subsidiary BGC 
Derivative Markets, L.P. has launched operations as a Swap Execution Facility, 
consistent with the derivatives trading regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. 
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"Today marks an important milestone as we enter a new era of derivatives 
transactions," said Shaun D. Lynn, President of BGC. "After extensive 
preparations for this day we are excited to offer our clients the opportunity 
to trade regulated swaps through BGC's Swap Execution Facility." 
BGC's technology infrastructure includes fully-compliant execution 
methodologies such as anonymous Central Limit Order Book (CLOB), name 
disclosed Request for Quote (RFQ) system, Intra-day Electronic Auctions, 
Indications of Interest, and Voice Managed Orders for Blocks and Non-Blocks. 
Market participants will be able to utilize BGC's platform to segregate US 
person/non-US person transactions on both a graphical user interface (GUI) and 
application programming interface (API) via instrument choice and 
contra-counterparty filtering. 
For more information about BGC's SEF please visit: 
http://www.bgcpartners.com/products-and-services/SEF/ 
About BGC Partners, Inc. BGC 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 investment firms. For more 
information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com. 
BGC, BGC Trader, Grubb & Ellis, Grubb and Newmark are trademarks and service 
marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service 
mark of Knight Frank Limited Corp., used with permission. 
Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners  Statements in this 
press release regarding BGC's business that are not 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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