New York July 22, 2010 – GFI Group (NASDAQ: “GFIG”) has announced today that Michael Cosgrove has been invited to serve on the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s “CFTC” Technology Advisory Committee “TAC”.
Mr. Cosgrove is a Managing Director at GFI Group responsible for directing the firm’s strategic initiatives in the North American commodities and energy sectors.
The Technology Advisory Committee was created in 1999 to advise the CFTC on the impact and implications of technological innovations on financial services and the futures markets, and the appropriate legislative and regulatory response to increasing use of technology in the markets.
CFTC Commissioner Scott D. O’Malia chairs the Technology Advisory Committee. Members include representatives of futures exchanges, self-regulatory organizations, financial intermediaries, market participants, and traders.
The Committee’s first meeting, titled “Technological Trading in the Markets”, was held July 14th 2010. It addressed the topics of algorithmic and high frequency trading.
The first reconstituted TAC meeting coincides with discussions regarding the market events that took place last May 6th as well as with the major financial reform bill signed into law by the President July 21, 2010.
About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com
GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products 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, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,100 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI SM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.
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