BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP)

In 2016, BGC Partners completed the acquisition of Amerex’s parent company, GFI Group. Originally founded in 1945 as B.G. Cantor and Company, BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. Their customers include a vast majority of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms.

With headquarters in London and New York, BGC Partners employs more than 6,500 people with more than 20 offices around the globe including Mexico City, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney, and Johannesburg. They offer their customers access to more than 200 financial products within fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures and structured products.

BGC entered the commercial real estate industry in 2011 with the acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank. NKF provides a fully integrated platform of services including leasing and corporate advisory services, investment sales, commercial mortgage brokerage, loan origination and servicing, consulting, appraisal and valuation, project management, and property and facilities management services.

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