Last $5.90 USD
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55 Water Street

New York, NY 10041

United States

Phone: 212-968-4100


GFI Group Inc. provides trading technologies and support services to the global over-the-counter (OTC) and listed markets. The company provides brokerage and trade execution services, clearing services, market data and trading platform and other software products to institutional customers in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments. The company provides execution services for its institutional wholesale customers by either matching their trading needs with counterparties having reciprocal interests or directing their orders to an exchange or other trading venue. The company offers its customers a hybrid brokerage approach, combining a range of telephonic and electronic trade execution services, depending on the nature of the products and the specific needs of its customers. The company complement its hybrid brokerage capabilities with decision support services, such as value-added data and analytics products, real-time electronic auctions, fixing and matching sessions and post-transaction services, such as straight-through processing (STP), clearing links and trade and portfolio management services. The company has approximately 2,500 brokerage, software and market data customers, including commercial and investment banks, corporations, insurance companies, asset managers and hedge funds. Strategy Key elements of the company’s strategy include maintaining and enhancing its leading positions in key markets; utilizing technology and infrastructure to gain market share and improve margins; continuing to identify and developing new products and high-growth markets; aligning its business with the goals of new regulations; continuing to pursue new customers and diverse revenue opportunities; and strategically expand its operations and customer base through business acquisitions and investments. Products and Services The company’s global brokerage operations focus on various fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments, including both cash and derivative products. The company supports and enhances its brokerage operations by providing clearing and risk management services, trading system software, analytics and market data products to its customers. The company also provides its customers with STP links and electronic connections with exchanges and clearing firms where applicable. The company provides brokerage services to its customers by executing transactions on either an agency or principal basis. In agency transactions, the company charges a commission for connecting buyers and sellers and assisting in the negotiation of the price and other material terms of the transaction. After all material terms of a transaction are agreed upon, the company identifies the buyer and seller to each other and/or gives up their names to a central counterparty (CCP) and they then settle the trade directly or with the CCP. Fixed Income Products: The company provides brokerage services in various fixed income derivatives, bond instruments and other related fixed income products. The company’s offices in New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Singapore each provide brokerage services in a range of fixed income derivative products that may include single-entity credit default swaps, emerging market credit default swaps, credit indices, options on single-entity credit default swaps, options on credit indices and credit index tranches. The company also provides brokerage services in a range of non-derivative credit instruments, such as investment grade corporate bonds, high yield corporate bonds, emerging market Eurobonds, European government bonds, bank capital preferred shares, asset-backed bonds and floating rate notes. The company provides its services for these non-derivative fixed income products out of its New York, London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. The company also broker government bonds and corporate bonds from its Santiago, Bogota, and Manila offices, while government bonds are also brokered out of its Madrid, Buenos Aires and Lima offices. The company supports its fixed income product execution services with CreditMatch, its electronic b


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