Jun, 23 2009
GFI Group Invited by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to Join OTC Working Group Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:54:25

GFI contributes to the building of OTC Clearing in Japan

New York June 23, 2009. – GFI Group (Nasdaq: “GFIG”) is honoured to have been asked by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) to join the Working Group set up in May for the design of a central counterparty to clear over-the-counter derivatives.

The JSCC and TSE Working Group, set up in accordance with the report released from the Study Group on post-trade processing of OTC derivatives trades on March 27th, 2009, is comprised of 16 members. GFI Group, through its subsidiary GFI Securities Limited -Tokyo Branch, is the only inter-dealer broker serving in the Working Group. Other members are major Japanese and international banks and securities houses.

The objective of the Group is the creation of a detailed central counterparty functionality for the purpose of launching a clearing service for interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swaps (CDS).

The JSCC will develop clearing operations for OTC derivatives trades based on the conclusions of the Working Group.

GFI Group, via GFI Securities Limited Tokyo Branch, operates an interactive electronic trading platform for CDS in Japan- CreditMatch®.

CreditMatch® trades credit derivatives and cash bonds. It forms a key part of GFI’s hybrid brokerage model, serving the market from its operations in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong and working alongside GFI’s credit brokers from each of these offices.

CreditMatch® displays CDS and bond prices together on the same screen giving users more information about related markets. CreditMatch® offers STP through a real-time API service. These STP solutions improve trade processing efficiency making trading capture faster and more cost effective.

About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com

GFI Group Inc. (http://www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, 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 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, Santiago, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,100 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI(TM), GFInet(R), CreditMatch(R), GFI ForexMatch(R), EnergyMatch(R), FENICS(R), Starsupply(R), Amerex(R), and Trayport(R).

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Patricia Gutierrez
Vice President – Public Relations
GFI Group Inc.
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