-- BGC claims top spot in two categories at these esteemed awards
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC," or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that GlobalCapital has awarded BGC first place in two categories. BGC won "Global Cross-Asset Interdealer Broker of the Year" and "FX Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year" at GlobalCapital's 2014 Global Derivatives Awards which honor the people, companies and deals that made an impact on the global derivatives market during the past twelve months.
"We are pleased that our customers have decided BGC deserves this industry recognition," said Shaun D. Lynn, President of BGC Partners. "Being awarded first place as 'Global Cross-Asset Interdealer Broker of the Year' and 'FX Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year' is a clear testimony to the hard work and dedication of our brokers and our management team."
The GlobalCapital editorial board stated: "The team at BGC were by far the most impressive for each of the category wins this year, proving their expansion strategy and investment in technology and people is the best way to gain market recognition."
The GlobalCapital team interviewed senior officials at banks and broker-dealers to determine the interdealer broker award categories and nominees. The winners of most of the award categories were then decided by GlobalCapital's editorial board. Winners were chosen based on a number of factors including innovation, market impact, performance, client feedback and uniqueness of approach. More information on how the awards were determined can be found here: http://www.globalcapital.com/derivatives/global-derivatives-awards.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, the Company offers a wide range of commercial real estate services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. BGC's customers include many of the world's largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.
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