GFI Group, Inc.

GFI Group, Inc.

GFI Group, Inc.

Date Founded



55 Water Street, New York, NY, 10041, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Investment Banking & Brokerage
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

GFI Group, Inc. provides wholesale market brokerage services. It serves investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds, technology to facilitate price discovery and liquidity aggregation in both liquid and illiquid markets and makes its data available through FTP file downloads, FENICS analytics and third-party data vendors. The company was founded by Michael Gooch in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Global Head-FENICS Analytics & Data Sales

Senior Managing Director & Head-eCommerce

Managing Director-Head of Asia

Managing Director Head of Americas Broking

Head of e-Trading

Head of eCommerce, EMEA

Head of eCommerce & Hybrid Execution Asia Pacific

Chief Operating Officer Americas, EMEA, Asia-PAC

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at BGC Partners, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President & General Auditor at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Snow Asset Management LLC

President at BGC Partners, Inc.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at BGC Partners, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at GFI Group, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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GFI Group, Inc., BGC Partners, Inc. purchase MICROmega Securities (Pty) Ltd. from Sebata Holdings Ltd.

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R.J. O'Brien & Associates LLC, R.J. O'Brien (Europe) Ltd. purchase RJ O'Brien Ltd. /UK from GFI Group, Inc.

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BGC Partners, Inc. purchases GFI Group, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Chair, Venture Capital Practice Group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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Blackbird operates a global, inter-dealer derivatives brokerage business that utilizes technology to optimize trading, improve execution and reduce operational risk. Blackbird's team of brokers leverages the company's proprietary technology to enhance liquidity and productivity across its global network of institutional clients, creating the market's only hybrid voice-electronic brokerage platform for OTC interest rate derivatives.Blackbird's hybrid platform consists of a user-friendly electronic trading system coupled with a voice brokerage network, which together allow clients to choose how they wish to trade. There is no other platform like Blackbird's in the marketplace today.The company's proprietary, patented technology enables participants around the world to design and execute trades more efficiently than can be done via voice only. Utilizing industry-standard FpML, Blackbird's electronic trading system facilitates Straight-Through-Processing (STP) by instantaneously communicating all transaction details to each counterparty involved. Blackbird is also fully integrated with Swapswire, which allows for the timely affirmation and confirmation of trade details between participating counterparties.Blackbird is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with brokerage offices in New York, London and Singapore. Blackbird employs a team of 50 brokers worldwide that service over 150 institutional clients in the $390 trillion interest rate swap market.

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Vice Chairman at BGC Partners LP

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