Feb, 07 2012
GFI Group to provide the RHB Banking Group with FENICS Professional™ Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:20:33

Leading Malaysian bank to adopt market-leading FX options system

New York, February 7, 2012 – The RHB Banking Group, a leading Malaysian Bank, has licensed FENICS Professional™ from GFI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GFIG). The bank has deployed FENICS Professional version 12.1 which includes the new functionalities:  FENICS SM Sales, FENICS Trader™ and the latest version of FENICS SM Exotic Maths Models.

FENICS Professional provides the RHB Banking Group with capabilities such as volatility surface management, internal RFQ (request for quote) and automatic term sheet generation.

Mr. Johari Muid, Managing Director, RHB Bank, commented, “Licensing FENICS Professional is a step further in our relationship with GFI FENICS. At RHB, we work to be on top of the market with the range and depth of services and products we can offer our clients.”

“We are very happy that the RHB Banking Group has chosen to deploy FENICS Professional and that they have decided to expand their usage of our capabilities”, said Elliott Hann, Head of Sales for GFI FENICSSM  in Asia. “RHB is now equipped with the latest version of our system which provides a broader range of tools for their FX derivatives business”. 

RHB Banking Group is currently the fourth largest fully integrated financial service group in Malaysia and has been a client of GFI FENICS since 2008.

FENICS Professional is a suite of pricing, trading, risk management and STP (straight-through processing) components allowing customers to control, monitor and oversee a comprehensive range of FX option trading and lifecycle management from one single interface.

GFI FENICS has been providing leading FX derivatives software since 1987. Its products are licensed to over 350 institutions worldwide with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions. Clients include banks, multinational corporations, brokers, and hedge funds.

FENICS Professional is provided by GFI FENICS, a part of GFI Group.


About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage services, clearing services, 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.

GFI FENICS is a division of Fenics Software Limited. Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,200 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,600 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®, Trayport® and Kyte®.

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Patricia Gutierrez
Vice President – Public Relations
GFI Group Inc.
55 Water Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Tel: (212) 968 2964
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