NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: "GFIG") announced today the commencement of operations at the offices of its new subsidiary in Nyon, Switzerland. The new office will focus on brokering emerging market products including FX, FRAs, basis swaps, interest rate swaps and government bonds in CE3 currencies (Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty and Hungarian Forint), South African Rand and Turkish Lira. The office will also offer a service in listed products.
Julian Swain, Managing Director, Head of GFI London said: "Our presence in Switzerland through our Nyon office is part of our strategy of expanding our services and products into emerging markets globally. We believe this is an area of great potential for us and a natural step in our growth strategy." He added, "Our brokers will be working with the latest proprietary technology, offering a hybrid brokerage approach which will allow our customers a range of choice in their method of execution."
GFI has a significant footprint in the currencies of other emerging markets such as Russia and Latin America. The Switzerland office will further complement GFI's participation in the Emerging Market sector at a global level.
About GFI Group Inc.GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: "GFIG") is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage services, 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 2,000 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFISM, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®. Forward-looking statement Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "might," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of GFI Group Inc. (the "Company") and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: economic, political and market factors affecting trading volumes; securities prices or demand for the Company's brokerage services; competition from current and new competitors; the Company's ability to attract and retain key personnel, including highly-qualified brokerage personnel; the Company's ability to identify and develop new products and markets; changes in laws and regulations governing the Company's business and operations or permissible activities; the Company's ability to manage its international operations; financial difficulties experienced by the Company's customers or key participants in the markets in which the Company focuses its brokerage services; the Company's ability to keep up with technological changes; uncertainties relating to litigation and the Company's ability to assess and integrate acquisition prospects. Further information about factors that could affect the Company's financial and other results is included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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