New York, April 23, 2012 – GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG) and QUICK Corp. announced today that they have taken their relationship a step further and signed an agreement whereby GFI will supply QUICK with credit derivatives market data as of April 23, 2012.
GFI Group, via its GFI Market Data division, has supplied QUICK with FX options market data and has been doing so since October 2005.
Gakuji Takahashi, Executive General Manager of QUICK Corp. said, “QUICK is very pleased to enter into this new agreement which will allow us to supply our customers with GFI credit derivatives market data. GFI Group covers a broad range of credit derivative market data, such as sovereign and single name credit default swaps CDS. We believe that the broad coverage to be brought by this relationship will certainly benefit QUICK users as it provides them with a strong tool to support their daily business as well as to continue to meet their requirements in a changing financial environment “ and added, “We are working positively to meet our clients’ needs and expectations.”
Philip Winstone, Global Head of Market Data at GFI stated: “Market data is only as good as its source, and GFI is a globally recognised information hub for credit derivative products. We are very pleased to be able to offer QUICK Corp’s clients access to GFI’s global credit default swap curves and global index and tranche data” and added, “In recognition of today’s demand to have access to independent, accurate and timely data, across the enterprise, GFI’s Credit Derivative data will be available to QUICK’s desktop and enterprise customers”.
GFI is internationally recognized by the market as the No.1 wholesale broker in credit derivatives. GFI’s award winning credit derivatives brokerage desks and its CreditMatch® electronic trading platform help to provide a unique source of real independent market data on the credit derivative markets.
QUICK Corp. is the principal Japanese financial information vendor and a financial information provider in the Nikkei Group. It supplies information to customers in the securities and financial markets. Their service offer includes Japanese, Asian and Global real-time financial information, as well as news and historical information.
About GFI Market Data
GFI is uniquely positioned to provide the capital markets with specific suites of data. GFI Market Data refers to actual market prices and trade information, reflecting real market sentiment not just indications gleaned through consensus pricing. GFI Market Data’s product suite includes CDS, bonds, FX options, equities, interest rates and energy and commodities data.
GFI Market Data is the brand under which Fenics Software Limited operates its market data business.
About GFI Group Inc.
GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage services, clearing services, 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 fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,200 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,600 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®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
About QUICK Corp.
As a financial information vendor in the Nikkei Group, QUICK distributes real-time global securities and financial information as well as political and economic information. It provides comprehensive solutions to the securities and financial market with services for supporting asset management, order routing and execution and network construction and maintenance.
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