SOURCE: GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc.

January 11, 2010 10:28 ET

GFI Group Expands Carbon Business Into North America

Leader in Carbon Markets Sets Up Environmental Products Group

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG) announced today the launch of the GFI Environmental Products Group (EPG). Based in New York, the new group will focus on the growing opportunity in the carbon and emissions investment business. EPG will establish a full lifecycle practice that focuses on the origination, commercialization and secondary market trading of carbon emissions credits.

GFI Senior Brokers Matt Phelan and Darryl Donohue are joined by Jubin Pejman, former Vice President of the Americas for Trayport Inc. Together they bring a wealth of 60 years of combined financial market experience to the new group.

Michael Cosgrove, GFI Group Managing Director and Head of Commodities and Energy Brokerage North America, stated: "GFI Group is a global leader in carbon trading so it seems natural to extend our service offering beyond merely brokering environmental credits. We are both broadening our environmental services to our existing client base as well as reaching out to a large and diverse new group of customers."

GFI Group has a long history of carbon trading. Together with its Trayport subsidiary, the leading provider of software to the European commodity trading community, GFI is a leader in the European carbon emissions market. The world's largest liquidity pools in carbon emissions trading are accessed via Trayport's electronic trading platform Trading Gateway(SM) which has a platform market share of approximately 75% of all carbon transactions.

In Europe, the Group's electronic trading platforms Trading Gateway(SM) and EnergyMatch® Europe execute trades alongside its dedicated emissions brokers.

About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com

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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    Patricia Gutierrez
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    GFI Group Inc.
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