Ranked No. 1 in 15 of 16 Credit Derivative Categories by Risk Magazine
New York, September 10, 2008 – GFI Group Inc. (Nasdaq: GFIG), an inter-dealer brokerage, market data, trading platform and analytical software provider for global cash and derivative markets, has been ranked the number one credit derivative broker in Risk magazine’s 2008 annual ranking.
In the results, released today, Risk Magazine named GFI as the most preferred interdealer broker in 15 out of 16 categories of credit derivative products based on GFI’s capability, innovation, service, liquidity and price. Risk Magazine’s report ranked GFI the number one credit derivative broker in the geographical regions of Americas, Europe and Asia. The Risk Magazine survey was conducted between July 1st and 25th, 2008 and received over 1,000 votes from participants in the global wholesale banking market.
GFI noted that over the past 11 years it has been ranked by Risk Magazine as the leading broker in more categories of credit derivatives than any other inter-dealer broker.
Colin Heffron, President of GFI said, “We are pleased by the latest Risk Interdealer Rankings and honored to know that we continue to enjoy the support of our customers. We are committed to providing counterparties with deep liquidity, attentive service and innovative technological functionality for many years to come.”
About GFI Group Inc.
GFI Group Inc. (http://www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. 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, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch™, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.
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