Major Events 2008-2015


  • Tel Aviv, Dubai and Dublin offices opened
  • Acquisition of Trayport Ltd – supplier of trading systems
  • Buenos Aires office opened
  • GFI took a board seat on The Wholesale Market Brokers Association (WMBA) in Europe
  • GFI added Matching for CDS to CreditMatch®
  • GFI added Matching for FX derivatives on ForexMatch®


  • GFI founding member of The Wholesale Market Brokers Association Americas (WMBAA)
  • Launch of PropertyMatch® – a screen-based secondary trading portal for unlisted real estate funds
  • Santiago office opened


  • Acquisition of Kyte Group Limited and Kyte Capital Management Limited – providers of clearing, broking, investment services and seed capital to financial market traders
  • Bogota office opened


  • Launch of RatesMatchSM – an electronic trading system designed for hybrid execution of cleared interest rate swaps.
  • Swiss office opened


  • Mexico City office opened
  • GFI’s Christopher Giancarlo appointed chairman of the Wholesale Market Brokers Association Americas (WMBAA)


  • GFI introduces its multi-bank trading platform, GFI Direct


  • GFI became a majority-owned division of BGC Group, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets