Leading Treasury Solutions Provider and GFI Group announce agreement
New York, June 27, 2012 – GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG), and Visual Risk announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby GFI will supply Visual Risk with its full suite of Market Data, which includes data on OTC derivatives in fixed income, FX, energy & commodities, equities and interest rates.
Paul Nailand, Managing Director of Visual Risk said: “We are delighted to have GFI’s Market Data suite available as part of our new Integrated Market Data Service. Corporate treasuries and smaller financial institutions increasingly need to take a more sophisticated approach to valuation and curve construction.The volatility surfaces and other specialised data that GFI provide play an integral role in this process and we are pleased to be able to make them available seamlessly to our customers.”
Philip Winstone, Global Head of Market Data at GFI stated: “GFI is excited to be able to offer Visual Risk’s diverse client base access to our OTC market data. The demand for transparent high quality OTC derivative data has never been higher and this partnership makes GFI data available to a wider audience than traditional financial market participants. Visual Risk’s clients are able to now streamline GFI data directly into their Total Treasury™ system via an automated cloud-based service.”
Visual Risk is a specialist provider of treasury solutions to public and private sector corporates, debt management intensive entities and financial institutions ranging from commercial banks to credit unions. Covering interest rates, FX, commodities and asset-liability management, Visual Risk delivers a full front-to-back solution encompassing advanced risk dashboard analytics, hedge accounting, back office and cash/liquidity management. Headquartered in Sydney, Visual Risk was founded in 2001 and has over 110 customers in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe.
About GFI Market Data
GFI is uniquely positioned to provide the capital markets with specific suites of data. GFI Market Data refers to actual market prices and trade information, reflecting real market sentiment not just indications gleaned through consensus pricing. GFI Market Data’s product suite includes CDS, bonds, fx options, equities, interest rates and energy and commodities data.
GFI Market Data is the brand under which Fenics Software Limited operates its market data business. Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
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.
Fenics Software Limited is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,100 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, 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 GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
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