New York, June 17, 2013 – GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”), a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets, today announced that its electronic market for FX products GFI ForexMatch® was voted Best Emerging Market Platform and Best FX Options Matching and that its RFQ trading protocol GFI Direct was chosen as Best FX Options Request for Stream by Profit and Loss magazine readers.
Profit and Loss magazine announced on May 30, 2013 during the dinner held to close their Annual New York conference the winners of the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Paul Millward, Head of FX eMarkets said: “We are delighted to have won these awards from Profit and Loss magazine. The quality and versatility of our electronic trading platforms is the product of our technology and e-markets team working closely with our brokers to address changing market structures and customer needs. We are ready to apply for a SEF license as soon as this is made possible by the CFTC”.
For the sixth consecutive year, Profit & Loss opened its website in May for readers to vote for the best bank, broker and service provider across 15 key categories. Over 3,000 votes were registered this year.
The Awards are open to both banks and non-banking organisations and recognise the efforts of the industry in providing the tools and functionality that make trading FX more efficient.
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, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, 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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GFI Group Inc.
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