Apr, 12 2010
GFI Creates New Commodities Division Latium Capital Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:03:54

New Unit Trades Ethanol, NGLs and Other Energy & Agricultural Products

NEW YORK, NY, Apr 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG) today announced the establishment of its Latium Capital division. Latium Capital trades as principal in ethanol, natural gas liquids and other energy and agricultural markets.

The Latium Capital team is based in New York. It is presently comprised of four traders: Robert Esposito, Robert Rozzi, Evan Kornhauser and Joseph Verdi. Ron Deal is also expected to join the team in May. The new team has a combined 75 years of experience in the commodities markets.

Robert Esposito, head of Latium Capital said: “We are very excited to be part of the GFI family and its dynamic business environment.”

Michael Cosgrove, GFI Group Managing Director and Head of Commodities and Energy Brokerage North America said: “With Latium Capital we have established a unique service for new and existing customers that is distinctly different from our traditional agency brokerage businesses.”

Latium Capital is a division of GFI Securities LLC.

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(R), CreditMatch(R), GFI ForexMatch(R), EnergyMatch(R), FENICS(R), Starsupply(R), Amerex(R), and Trayport(R).

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SOURCE: GFI Group Inc.