Feb, 23 2015
GFI and Amerex Voted No. 1 Brokers in Eight Energy & Commodities Categories Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:49:44

In Energy Risk magazine’s 2015 Annual Rankings

New York, February 23, 2015 – GFI Group, Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) and its subsidiary Amerex Brokers LLC today announced that they have been voted top brokers in Energy Risk magazine’s annual rankings, in the following eight categories:

  • Coal
  • Iron Ore
  • Western Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Europe- NBP (UK)
  • Natural Gas Europe – TTF (Netherlands)
  • Natural Gas Europe – GasPool
  • Power North America
  • Power – Europe – France 

Colin Heffron, GFI Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased to have been voted the best broker in eight different energy and commodities categories. We are committed to providing our clients with the best quality service. The hard work and dedication our brokers, sales and ecommerce teams, middle and back office personnel and all others that contribute to the high quality of our global offering in the energy and commodities sector have made this possible”.

Risk and Energy Risk conducted a poll where respondents were asked to vote for their top three dealers and brokers in order of preference for any categories in which they had been active over the course of the year. The publications received 1,400 valid responses from market participants to this year’s survey. Voters could base their decisions on a variety of criteria, including pricing, liquidity provision, counterparty risk, speed of execution and reliability. 

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 www.amerexenergy.com. 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 www.amerexenergy.com

Forward-looking statement 
Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “may,” “might,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of GFI Group Inc. (the “Company”) and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: economic, political and market factors affecting trading volumes; securities prices or demand for the Company’s brokerage services; competition from current and new competitors; the Company’s ability to attract and retain key personnel, including highly-qualified brokerage personnel; the Company’s ability to identify and develop new products and markets; changes in laws and regulations governing the Company’s business and operations or permissible activities; the Company’s ability to manage its international operations; financial difficulties experienced by the Company’s customers or key participants in the markets in which the Company focuses its brokerage services; the Company’s ability to keep up with technological changes; uncertainties relating to litigation and the Company’s ability to assess and integrate acquisition prospects. Further information about factors that could affect the Company’s financial and other results is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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