NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC" or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced today that Michael "Mike" Morris will join FENICS Market Data as Head of Sales for the Americas. He will be based in New York and will report to Elliott Hann, Global Head of Sales at FENICS Market Data.
Mike Morris joins BGC from Bloomberg L.P. in New York where he was Global Head of Data Acquisition since 2012, and has led Data Acquisition Sales in various capacities since January 2006.
"We are delighted to welcome Mike to the team. He brings to BGC Partners a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership from his 20 years with Bloomberg," said Elliott Hann. "Mike's experience of working with a global vendor will be invaluable, as the FENICS Market Data business continues to grow and expand into new asset classes and market segments."
"The FENICS Market Data business continues to go from strength to strength. The increased investment in staff and technology helps us attract top industry talent, exemplified by professionals like Mike," added Richard Brunt, Managing Director, FENICS.
FENICS Market Data is a leading provider of real-time, executable, indicative, end-of-day and historical OTC market data. Our data is sourced directly from the voice and electronic trading venues, and pricing analytics of the global brokerage operations of BGC partners including GFI, MINT, RP Martin, Freedom, Remate and BGC Liquidez, providing a comprehensive solution for independent and verifiable OTC pricing.
About BGC Partners, Inc.: BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC owns GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets. The Company's Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. Real Estate Services are offered through brands including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Newmark Cornish & Carey, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer Valuation & Advisory, and Excess Space. Under these names, the Company provides 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 investment firms. BGC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.
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