Success of FENICS ProfessionalTM and growing client base drives team expansion
New York, May 4, 2011 – GFI Group (NYSE: “GFIG”) announced today that GFI FENICS has further expanded its commercial team in Asia Pacific with four new hires across the region.
Patrick Gassner, will take on the role of Head of Market Data Sales, Asia based in GFI’s Hong Kong office. Gassner joins GFI from Thomson Reuters, where he held the position of Data Solution Specialist.
Barry Moore will serve as the Commercial Head for Australia and New Zealand, based in the GFI Sydney office. Prior to joining GFI FENICS, Moore worked as an FX Option Trader at St George Bank and more recently at Westpac.
Lionel Chan joins the GFI FENICS team in Hong Kong as a Product Specialist and will head up the GFI FENICS Implementation Group in North Asia. Mr. Chan was previously working at BNP Paribas Hong Kong as a Systems Analyst.
John Betts will become Head of GFI FENICS Account Management for Asia, a newly created position based in Singapore. Mr. Betts has been with GFI FENICS in its London office for 3 years. He will be responsible for managing the regional client services team.
Richard Brunt, Global Head of FENICS & Market Data at GFI said: “We continue to invest in the team in Asia, as a direct response to our growing client based throughout the region. What is very pleasing is that the business is able to hire directly from the market, thus bringing in-depth market knowledge to our business” and added, “This experience is critical to meet the needs of our clients as they implement regional deployments of the FENICS Professional solution”.
Brunt continued: “Patrick’s experience in Market Data Systems and Data Licensing reflects the impressive growth in GFI’s Market Data business in the Region to date, and our growing suite of unique data products in the region” added Brunt. .
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GFI Group Inc. (NYSE “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 fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,800 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogotá, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,400 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport®, and Kyte®.
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