Asian broker adds GFI’s Exotics Math, renews agreement
New York, September 16, 2009 – GFI Group (Nasdaq: ‘GFIG’) and Nittan Capital Asia (Nittan), a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in financial derivatives between banks and authorized financial institutions worldwide, have extended their agreement for the use by Nittan of GFI Fenics FX, a pricing and risk management system for foreign exchange options. This extended agreement includes Fenics Exotic Math pricing tool.
Fenics Exotic Math enables Nittan to price a range of exotic option types with confidence by applying math models that are backed up by white papers and widely used in the market.
Denis Cheung, Managing Director at Nittan said, “We have used FENICS since 2006, and have confidence in using FENICS FX as a benchmark for FX options. The Exotic Math offering to our entire brokerage desk will allow us to price up not only Vanilla, but Exotic FX options effectively to our clients.
“We are very happy to prolong our relationship with Nittan” said Elliott Hann, Head of Fenics sales for GFI in the region “their continued use of GFI Fenics FX emphasizes the fact that Fenics FX is recognized as the preferred platform, that brokers and banks alike turn to for fast and accurate price discovery.”
GFI Fenics is licensed to over 350 clients worldwide, financial institutions and corporations, with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions.
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GFI Group Inc. (Nasdaq: “GFIG”) 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.
Fenics Software Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Dubai, Dublin, 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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