New York, July 25, 2012 – GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE:”GFIG”) announced today that it has signed a new three year agreement with Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH. GFI will continue to supply the German iron and steel producer with European power, coal, gas and emissions market data.
Stahlwerk Thüringen uses the data provided by GFI to monitor developments in the energy markets. A transparent view assists the iron and steel producer in price discovery, ensures a high level of efficiency and brings value to the procurement business.
Reinhard Moebius, Head Trader at Stahlwerk Theüringen commented: “We are very pleased with our relationship with GFI and have, therefore, decided to renew our agreement with them. GFI data is highly valuable to us because of its depth of liquidity providing access to qualitative pricing which allows us to reduce our costs when purchasing energy”.
“We are committed to our relationship with Stahlwerk Thüringen. We strive to provide them with an independent and comprehensive view of the energy markets. Our data derives from our highly experienced brokers as well as from our premier electronic trading screen for energy and commodities in Europe, EnergyMatch® Europe*” said Shai Popat, Head of European Sales at GFI Market Data.
The company Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH was established in 1992. It was the beginning of a comprehensive modernization of the steel production site Unterwellenborn. The company produces a huge range of IPE and HE sections, channels and UPE-sections and steel sleepers. In all more than 200 sections are produced according to different national and international standards. Since January 2007, Stahlwerk Thüringen has been affiliated to the Alfonso Gallardo Group, the leading manufacturer of re-bars in Spain with about 3000 employees and major manufacturer of sectional steel in Europe.
Through GFI EnergyMatch® Europe, GFI Group’s energy and commodities electronic trading platform for Europe, GFI Market Data provides a comprehensive view of executable and executed prices in the Power, Gas, Emissions, Coal and Freight markets. “EnergyMatch® Europe runs on Trayport®’s Broker Trading SystemSM technology. Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide. It develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient multi-asset class software for trading worldwide in cleared or OTC markets.”
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. Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
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 2,100 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, 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 GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
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