Yann Le Gallais Joins BGC Partners as Managing Director, Head of Swiss Offices

Dec 09, 2015, 09:00 ET from BGC Partners, Inc.

NEW YORK and LONDON, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC," or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that it has named Yann Le Gallais, Managing Director and Head of BGC's Swiss offices, based in Nyon.  In this role, Mr. Le Gallais is charged with growing BGC's business by offering a wider range of products and services to a broader client base of financial institutions in Switzerland.  He reports to Jean Pierre Aubin, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products and General Manager, Continental Europe.

"With an increasing number of asset managers and other buy-side firms establishing a larger presence in Switzerland, BGC is focused on growing our capability in this market so we can  provide the highest level of service to clients in the area.  We are pleased to have a high caliber professional with Mr. Le Gallais expertise working with a range of complex financial instruments and in-depth knowledge of the local market environment spearheading our efforts there," said Mr. Aubin.

Mr. Le Gallais brings to BGC more than 15 years of experience in sales, management, and strategic development in the financial industry.  He comes to BGC after 10 years at Exane Group, most recently as Managing Director of Exane Options.  There he oversaw the daily activities of the company's Swiss and French offices with responsibility for strategy and enhancing client relationships with top tier financial institutions.  Prior to that, he held senior level sales positions on the Equity Derivatives desks at JPMorgan Chase Bank and ICAP.  He began his career as a Structured Products analyst at Societe Generale Asset Management. 

"BGC Partners commitment to client service and being at the forefront of delivering innovative products to the market is widely recognized.  I am excited to be joining the team in Switzerland and partnering with colleagues throughout the company to bring the benefits that BGC offers to a broader set of clients in this important local market," said Mr. Le Gallais.

Mr. Le Gallais holds a bachelor degree from SKEMA Business School and Master in Management from SKEMA/Ecole Centrale de Lille.

About BGC Partners, Inc. BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.  BGC is the majority-owner of GFI Group Inc. (OTC: GFIG), a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets.  Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, BGC offers 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 developers, and 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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