Oct, 21 2008
GFI and Thomson Reuters extend data partnership Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:27:57

Now covers Reuters Enterprise Information

London, 21st Oct 2008 – GFI Group Inc. (GFIG on NASDAQ) and Thomson Reuters have extended their existing data agreement to incorporate Reuters Datascope Real-Time (RDRT) – an offering from Reuters Enterprise Information.

Reuters customers may now subscribe to GFI market data via RDRT for use in algorithmic trading, risk management, portfolio pricing and valuations. The agreement covers GFI credit derivatives, FX options and energy market data and GFI plans to extend this to equity derivatives and interest rate options early in 2009.

Mike Powell, global head, Enterprise Information at Thomson Reuters, says, “Our customers require high quality data to fuel not only their desktops but also the business-critical applications that support their trading, risk and back office operations. The addition of GFI’s valuable data for application consumption is another example of our commitment to delivering best-in-class content and services to our customers.”

“GFI Group is delighted to extend its long-standing Reuters partnership into the Enterprise business”, said Philip Winstone, GFI’s global head of data sales, “This new agreement will enable GFI’s data products, comprising real market prices so vital to the business functions served by RDRT, to be made available seamlessly through the Reuters infrastructure.”

For more on GFI market data go to http://www.gfigroup.com/marketdata

For more on Reuters Enterprise Information go to http://about.reuters.com/productinfo/enterprise/?seg=10.

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. (www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data and trading platform and analytics software to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Cape Town, Calgary, Englewood (NJ), and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex® and Trayport®.

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Alan Bright
PR Manager
GFI Group Inc.
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