BGC Partners Announces Launch of European Power Desk

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 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 the launch of its European 
Power desk. 
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Based in London, BGC's European Power desk will focus on brokering power 
products in the French, German and Polish markets. The launch highlights BGC's 
growing global energy practice, which includes its oil options, softs and base 
metal teams in London, BGC Radix Energy in Asia, as well as its U.S. energy 
derivatives desk, environmental energy commodities desk, and Houston-based 
electricity, natural gas and environmental group. 
"BGC has steadily increased its focus on energy, a sector we believe offers 
plenty of growth opportunities for the interdealer broker industry," Shaun D. 
Lynn, President of BGC. "This announcement underscores our ambitions in this 
space, as well as our commitment to offering new products we believe the 
markets and our clients hold an appetite for." 
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 NGKF 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 
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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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