SOURCE: GFI Group Inc.

GFI  Group Inc.

March 30, 2011 06:00 ET

GFI Group Inc. to Present at US Commodity Futures Trading Commission "SEF Showcase: Current Technology & Market Direction" March 31, 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG) will be participating in the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) open public meeting "The SEF Showcase: Current Technology & Market Direction" to be held on March 31, 2011.

The open public meeting will be hosted by Commissioner Scott D. O'Malia at the CFTC headquarters in Washington D.C.

GFI Group's Colin J. Heffron, President and Director, and J. Christopher Giancarlo, Executive Vice President, will be participating in Panel II "Presentation and Demonstration of the functionality of various types of execution platforms."

Background Information

Colin J. Heffron
President and Director

Mr. Heffron has been GFI Group's President since February 2004. Mr. Heffron is responsible for all of GFI's brokerage, data and analytics businesses. He joined the company in 1988 as a broker of foreign currency options in New York, before moving to London to assist in the establishment of GFI's London office.

From 1991 until 1994, Mr. Heffron headed GFI's currency options business. From 1994 until 1997, Mr. Heffron ran the day-to-day operations of all GFI's European businesses. From 1998 until February 2004, Mr. Heffron was head of all operations in Europe and joint-head of Asian operations. Mr. Heffron has been a member of GFI's Board of Directors since 2001.

J Christopher Giancarlo
Executive Vice President

Mr. Giancarlo is responsible for executing strategic transactions and directing corporate communications. Mr. Giancarlo joined GFI in 2001 as part of the acquisition of FENICS, where he structured strategic alliances with major investment banks. Mr. Giancarlo is a director and former chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Americas.

About GFI Group Inc. www.GFIgroup.com
GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, 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 fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,900 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogotá, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,400 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®, Trayport® and Kyte®.

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Contact Information

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    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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