London – June 30 2008 – GFI Group (Nasdaq: GFIG) has launched a Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal contract. It is a Nymex look-alike and can therefore be cleared via NYMEX Clearport.
The Nymex CAPP look-alike is a natural extension to the coal products covered by GFI in London and Singapore, said Tris Simmonds, head of GFI’s coal desk in London. Clients had been asking to trade this through GFI and we are delighted that we are now able to do so.
The new Nymex CAPP look-alike appears on GFI’s EnergyMatch® Europe platform, supported by brokers in London and Singapore. This is in line with GFI’s successful hybrid broking strategy, enabling clients to benefit from the efficiencies associated with electronic trading while retaining the flexibility of voice brokerage.
NYMEX ClearPort is a registered trademark of The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com
GFI Group Inc. (www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data and trading platform and analytics software to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Cape Town, Calgary, Englewood (NJ), and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch™, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex® and Trayport®.
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