SOURCE: GFI Group

GFI Group

September 08, 2009 15:07 ET

GFI Group Inc. Named Top Credit Derivatives Broker for 2009 Ranked No. 1 in All 14 Credit Derivative Categories by Risk Magazine

GFI Voted the Preferred Credit Derivatives Broker by Dealers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG), a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets, has been ranked the number one credit derivative broker in Risk magazine's 2009 annual interdealer survey.

In the results, released today, Risk Magazine named GFI as the most preferred inter-dealer broker in all 14 categories of credit derivative products based on GFI's capability, innovation, service, liquidity and price. Over the past 12 years GFI has been ranked as the leading broker in more categories of credit derivatives than any other inter-dealer broker.

GFI operates a leading global electronic trading platform for credit derivatives "CreditMatch®" that displays credit default swaps and bond prices together on the same screen. GFI's hybrid strategy, where users of CreditMatch® can also utilize experienced voice brokers to execute any trade, including large or bespoke orders, opens up more trading opportunities for its customers.

Colin Heffron, President of GFI, said, "We are honoured to know that we continue to enjoy the support of our customers; we strive to provide them with the best service, the most efficient and innovative technology and access to deep liquidity pools."

GFI has been ranked the number one credit derivative broker in the geographical regions of Americas, Europe and Asia. The 19th Annual Risk Magazine survey was conducted during the month of July, 2009 and received over 1,200 votes from participants in the global wholesale banking market, more votes than in any of its previous editions.

About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com

GFI Group Inc. (http://www.GFIgroup.com) 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 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™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.

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