BlackBerry® and Windows Mobile® access for brokerage clients
London – Feb 10th 2009 – GFI Group (Nasdaq: GFIG) has launched GFI FreightView – a light version of EnergyMatch Europe, its electronic trading platform for energy and freight.
GFI FreightView provides non-interactive access to live prices and historical trades from GFI’s freight trading platform via web browsers and internet-enabled mobile devices, including BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.
“Trading in wet freight derivatives has become a 24 hour global market and market participants therefore need constant access to real-time price quotes and trade activity”, said Wayne Anderson, GFI’s head of broker analytics. “Whether our clients are at their desk or the move, they will have the same information available.”
GFI FreightView will be rolled out simultaneously to GFI screen trading clients in Singapore, London and New York.
The Trademark BlackBerry is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. GFI Group Inc is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited.
Windows Mobile is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
FreightView and EnergyMatch Europe are powered by technology from Trayport, part of GFI Group, and a leading provider of real-time electronic trading software for brokers, exchanges and traders.
About GFI Group Inc.
GFI Group Inc. (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 and trading platform and analytics software 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, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Cape Town, Calgary, Englewood (NJ), and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading 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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