Apr, 06 2010
GFI Group ranked no. 1 overall inter-dealer broker in the Credit category Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:05:07

Credit magazine’s newly established 2010 IDB rankings

New York, April 6, 2010 – GFI Group, Inc (NASDAQ: “GFIG”) a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets, has been ranked 2010 No.1 overall inter-dealer broker in the credit category by Credit magazine.

Voters cited GFI’s proven track record in credit derivatives, its strength across multiple markets, its reputation as a liquidity provider and its professionalism as key decision factors. 

Colin Heffron, President of GFI Group said “We are very pleased to be ranked overall no 1 in the credit category by our customers; we work hard at providing them with the best service and products to fit their needs” and added, “it is a great satisfaction for all of us and a testimony to the dedication of our people and our leading technology in the credit space.”

This newly created ranking is based on a poll of broker dealers actively trading fixed income with inter-dealer brokers as counterparties. The categories cover only fixed income, split by currency, market or asset class and include both cash and CDS (credit defaults swaps).

About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com 
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.

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, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. 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 SM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.

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