Nov, 25 2014
GFI Launches USD MAC Swaps on RatesMatchSM Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:32:13

GFI MAC Reference Pages available on Bloomberg and Reuters

New York, November 25, 2014 – GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”), a leading intermediary in the global OTC and listed markets, today announced the launch of USD Market Agreed Coupon MAC Swaps on its SEF. Live tradable prices for these contracts are available in a Central Limit Order Book (CLOB) on GFI’s electronic trading platform for interest rates, RatesMatch SM. Clearing of these swaps is done via Straight Through Processing STP with CME Group and LCH.Clearnet.

Henry Ann, Head of Rates for GFI Swaps Exchange LLC said: “We are very pleased to be amongst the first to operate a CLOB for USD MAC Swaps on a SEF. Having executed several MAC swaps via RFQ, this innovation towards a CLOB comes in response to rapidly increasing market demand for this product. Current trading volumes of MAC swaps have grown faster than any other product in this asset class.” 

MAC swaps were created by SIFMA & ISDA as an over-the-counter swap product with pre-defined standard terms. They start on IMM (International Monetary Market) dates and trade with a pre-set fixed rate determined by SIFMA & ISDA. The standardization of product terms allows for greater initial margin and line item efficiencies for market participants.  

RatesMatch offers leading technology for specialist execution services across a breadth of interest rate derivatives. It provides a fully integrated workflow, from price discovery, pre-trade credit checks and trade execution, to trade capture and straight-through processing (STP). GFI has electronic connections to a number of major clearing houses and swap data repositories (SDRs) to provide a fully electronic workflow.

GFI Swaps Exchange LLC is a multi-asset swap execution facility (SEF) which operates markets across a number of different asset classes. RatesMatch allows participants of GFI Swaps Exchange to be confident of deep liquidity, proven technology and superior execution with the assurance that they are fully compliant with CFTC, FINRA and NFA requirements.

About GFI Group Inc. 

GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG) is a leading intermediary in the global OTC and Listed markets offering an array of sophisticated trading technologies and products to a broad range of financial market participants.  More than 2,500 institutional clients benefit from GFI’s know-how and experience in operating electronic and hybrid markets for cash and derivative products across multiple asset classes, including fixed income, interest rates, foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities.  GFI’s brands include Trayport®, a leading provider of trading solutions for energy markets worldwide and FENICS ®, a market leader in FX options software.  

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in New York, GFI employs over 2,000 people globally, with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Dublin, Madrid, Sugar Land (TX), Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima and Mexico City.

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For any queries or additional information please contact:

Patricia Gutierrez
Vice President – Public Relations
GFI Group Inc.
55 Water Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Tel: (212) 968 2964
Mob: (646) 717 4379