Dec, 11 2014
GFI and Amerex Receive 2014 Commodities Business Broker of the Year Award Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:06:29

Amerex #1 in Excellence in Emissions Markets

New York, December 10, 2014 – GFI Group, Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) and its subsidiary Amerex Brokers LLC have been voted Commodity Broker of the Year 2014 by Commodities Now magazine in this year’s Commodity Business Awards. Amerex has also achieved the top spot in the Excellence in Emissions Markets category.

The Commodity Business Awards reward those companies that are making a significant impact on the way commodity business is conducted – recognising those institutions making a positive contribution to the development of markets, client responsibility and, ultimately, investor satisfaction.

This is the fourth year GFI and Amerex have received this prestigious award.

Colin Heffron, GFI Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are honoured to have been awarded the Broker of the Year Award. This distinction is the product of the dedication and hard work of our people at GFI and Amerex: our brokers, sales and ecommerce teams, middle and back office personnel and all others that contribute to the high quality of our offering in the commodities sector”.

The award process entailed asking market practitioners (worldwide) to vote for companies whom they believed deserved recognition and reward for advancing commodity business expertise in the listed categories. The combination of number of votes, strength of each nomination and the views of the awards panel determined how the winners were chosen.

GFI Group and Amerex provide access to global energy and commodities markets including power, natural gas and environmental commodities through a hybrid approach that combines voice brokering with state-of-the-art trading platforms: EnergyMatch® and EnergyMatch® Europe.

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.

About Amerex Brokers LLC

Founded in 1978, Amerex is a leading over-the-counter energy brokerage offering services in electricity, natural gas, emission credits and allowances, renewable energy credits, retail energy procurement, energy consulting and energy data services. From its office in Houston, Amerex offers liquidity and timely execution to meet the needs of a global client network of more than 1,000 firms including thousands of traders and risk management professionals.

For additional information, please visit Amerex Brokers LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE:GFIG), a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI provides brokerage services, trading system software and market data and analytics software products for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments. GFI operates one of the largest OTC energy brokerage businesses in North America both directly and through its Amerex and StarSupply businesses. More information is available at

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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

Melissa Mundy
Vice President, Marketing & Data Services
Amerex Brokers LLC
One Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Suite 700
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Tel: 281-340-5206
Fax: 281-569-5206
AIM: mmundyamerex