NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, hosted its inaugural Internet Conference in New York on December 11, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. The full-day conference, highlighting advances and opportunities in the Internet and technology sector, drew participants from among innovators, industry leaders, institutional investors, and venture capitalists.
Attendees heard from leading companies including IBM, Juniper, F5, Softbank, Yahoo!, AOL, Yelp, Shutterstock, Vistaprint and comScore. Keynote sessions, fireside chats and one-on-one meetings included market technology assessments from Cantor Fitzgerald analysts who highlighted their top stock picks for 2014, as well as insights from industry leaders about unfolding trends in the marketplace.
Cantor Fitzgerald's Internet themes for 2014 include:
- The rise of programmatic ad buying
- Tectonic shift of brand dollars online
- Why the best is yet to come for online commerce
- Best plays on a resurging Europe
- The rise of the sharing economy
"The growth of our Equity Research platform is focused on market-moving segments such as Internet, Technology and Media," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "Cantor's inaugural Internet Conference offered participants a unique glimpse into this rapidly developing sector. We intend to continually strengthen our industry relationships and research capabilities to provide clients with deep market intelligence, insight and unparalleled service."
Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. said, "This inaugural conference underscores our deep commitment to providing clients with unparalleled insight and expertise in the technology sector."
"Our speakers and participants operate at the nexus of content, hardware, software and advertising, and this conference brought together the key stakeholders to discuss online commerce, advertising in the digital world, big data, entrepreneurship and innovation," added Youssef H. Squali, Global Head of the Internet and Media Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
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Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in equity and fixed income capital markets, investment banking services, prime brokerage, and its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald also is a leader in e-commerce, insurance and other ventures. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 21 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cantor Fitzgerald's 1,600 employees serve clients through over 30 locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information please visit www.cantor.com.
SOURCE Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.