New York, November 29, 2010 – GFI Group, Inc (NYSE: “GFIG”) has been voted Commodity Broker of the Year 2010 by Commodities Now magazine in this year’s Commodity Business Awards. GFI is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution, and trading support products for global financial markets.
Commodity Broker Award of the Year 2010 is presented to the traditional (non-position taking) commodities broker that has shown consistent innovation and product development over the last twelve months.
As the role of the traditional broker continues to evolve, Commodities Now looked for brokers that have challenged the status quo, developing new ways of interacting with clients, enhancing product lines, engaging with the industry and its regulators, and providing additional trading and clearing services.
Colin Heffron, President of GFI Group, said: “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award as recognition of our commitment to serve our clients with the highest quality service and products that meet their evolving needs” and added, “Our people at GFI, Amerex , StarSupply and Trayport strive to provide the best that can be offered in the commodities sector”.
The Award process entailed a submission to a panel of editors, from which they selected and drew a list of nominees, where market practitioners (worldwide) were then asked to vote for companies whom they believed deserved recognition and reward for advancing commodity business expertise.
GFI Group, Amerex, StarSupply and Trayport provide access to global energy, commodities, power and emissions markets through a hybrid approach that combines voice brokering with state-of-the-art electronic trading platforms: EnergyMatch®, EnergyMatch® Europe, and Trayport Global Vision Trading Gateway®.
About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com
GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platforms and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,900 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,400 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
About Amerex Brokers LLC
Founded in 1978, Amerex is a leading over-the-counter energy brokerage offering services in electricity, natural gas, emission credits and allowances, renewable energy credits, retail energy procurement, energy consulting and energy data services. From its office in Houston, Amerex offers liquidity and timely execution to meet the needs of a global client network of more than 1,000 firms including thousands of traders and risk management professionals.
For additional information, please visit www.amerexenergy.com. Amerex Brokers LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE:GFIG), a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI provides brokerage services, trading system software and market data and analytics software products for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments. GFI operates one of the largest OTC energy brokerage businesses in North America both directly and through its Amerex and StarSupply businesses. More information is available atwww.amerexenergy.com
About Trayport Limited
Trayport produces software for exchanges worldwide. It is the leading provider of software to the European commodity trading community. Trayport develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient software for trading in any asset class worldwide in cleared or OTC markets. Its GlobalVisionSM software is used by the world’s largest trading companies in high profile markets that include derivative and cash instruments. Founded in 1993, Trayport has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Trayport is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. (‘GFIG’ on NYSE). More information is available at www.trayport.com.
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