SOURCE: GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc.

January 19, 2010 16:30 ET

GFI Group Appoints Richard Magee to Its Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG) announced today the appointment of Richard W. P. Magee to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Magee is a former wholesale broker with over 20 years of experience in the field and former Chairman of Tullett & Tokyo Forex International Ltd. He also served as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of Wilmington Plc., a media, publishing information and legal training group.

Michael Gooch, Chairman of the Board and CEO of GFI Group, said, "We are delighted in welcoming Richard Magee to our Board. Richard's experience and deep knowledge of the brokerage business will contribute greatly to GFI; we look forward to working with him and benefiting from his insight for many years to come."

Richard Magee will replace Geoffrey Kalish who is leaving his seat on GFI's Board of Directors after almost ten years of dedicated service.

Mr. Gooch thanked Mr. Kalish for his long standing service to the company and said: "Geoff Kalish has been an invaluable member of our Board for the last ten years. He has been with us from the time of our first round of private equity and through the process of becoming a publicly traded company, our continued global expansion and, now, into our third decade of operation. We will miss Geoff's business acumen and wisdom and his dedication to GFI. We wish him all the best and know that he will remain a great friend of our firm."

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products 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, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,100 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI SM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.

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Contact Information

  • 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
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