GFI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GFIG)

Amerex was purchased by the GFI Group in 2006. Founded in 1987, GFI provides competitive wholesale market brokerage services in a multitude of global over-the-counter (“OTC”) and exchange listed cash and derivatives markets for fixed income, equities, financials and commodities. GFI is an industry leader in various fixed income and energy and commodity markets according to recent market surveys published by Risk and Energy Risk magazines.

Headquartered in New York as of December 2012, GFI employs more than 2,100 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Dublin, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI serves over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds.

In addition to being instrumental in fostering standardization and liquidity in OTC markets, GFI continues to take a leadership role in providing intermediation in new product classes, such as freight and property derivatives and is a leader in service global markets for greenhouse gas emissions trading.

GFI is a member of the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association (WMBA) and the WMBA Americas, an independent industry body representing the largest wholesale market brokers operating in North America.

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