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GFI Group Voted Top Overall Broker In 2012 Energy Risk Awards

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NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: "GFIG") a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets, has been named the 2012 Broker of the Year for Energy Risk magazine's 16th Annual Awards.

GFI Group, including wholly-owned subsidiary Amerex and the StarSupply division of GFI, was selected from among the industry's largest market players because of GFI's impressive growth in the energy and commodities sectors -- both in terms of revenue and new customers.  Another factor contributing to the award was GFI's technological advances, including the enhancements to the EnergyMatch® platform which highlights the firm's continued innovation in products, services and technology.

Colin Heffron, GFI Group President said, "We are very happy to receive this honour from Energy Risk. At GFI, Amerex and Starsupply we strive to provide the highest quality service and products to our clients along with cutting edge technology. We continue to evolve our product offering and technology in energy and commodities on a global scale."

The Energy Risk "Broker of the Year" award is bestowed annually, the winner being selected amongst the major commodities brokers. The judging panel comprised the Energy Risk editorial staff and two outside expert advisors.

GFI Group and Amerex provide access to global energy, power and emissions markets through a hybrid approach that combines voice brokering with state-of-the-art electronic trading platforms: EnergyMatch® and EnergyMatch® Europe.

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.

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