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Built upon the foundation of cutting edge technology and exceptional talent, BGC Group is a pioneering global brokerage and financial technology company servicing the financial markets. We are agile and dynamic in our approach, delivering world-class products to our diverse customer base on a daily basis.
Headquartered in London and New York, BGC Group (NASDAQ: BGC) provides a wide range of services including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information and other back office services.
We offer our customers access to more than 200 financial products including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products.
Our 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.
BGC Group’s business model and its vision is driven by two key attributes:
The talented brokers and employees within our business serve our clients from more than 20 major markets around the world
BGC’s exeptional team of professionals are key drivers to our business strategy. Recruiting and retaining top tier talent is vital to our success and elevating our brand reputation. For more information on the positions we are currently recruiting for please visit our Careers page.
Strategic Investing in technology drives our competitive advantage
BGC has invested more than $1.7 billion in technology since 1998 initially with our legacy products through eSpeed. These investments support the growing and complex needs of our clients, strengthen the effectiveness of our Financial Services and sets us apart from our competition.
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Today represents an important step for BGC, with its conversion to a simpler, more efficient corporate structure. We believe our new structure will attract a broader and more diversified investor base over time. We plan to deliver growth and significant long-term value to our shareholders. With improving trading conditions across our business and the upcoming launch of FMX, our electronic U.S. Treasury, Rates Futures, and Spot FX platform, this is an exciting time to be a part of BGC.
Our Financial Services business provides a full range of trade execution and broker-dealer services. The benefit of BGC’s integrated platform is that it gives customers flexibility and choice in price discovery, execution and processing of their transactions, through voice, hybrid, or fully electronic brokerage options. In addition, our BGC Trader and BGC Market Data platforms offer financial technology solutions, market data and analytics related to financial instruments and markets.
BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, and investment firms. To find out more about our Financial Services business please visit here.
Held in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others.
We invite celebrity guests who represent participating charities into our offices to conduct trades with licensed brokers and their clients. Since its inception Charity Day has raised approximately $192 million globally. For more information please go to the CHARITY DAY page.
Through organic growth and acquisitions, BGC has grown rapidly since its separation from Cantor Fitzgerald in 2004. We have made a series of strategic acquisitions and investments in our proprietary technology platform, and our employee base and global footprint have dramatically increased. For more information on our defining history please go to the HISTORY page.
BGC Partners Completes Corporate Conversion to Full C-Corporation, Name Change to BGC Group, Inc., and Ticker Symbol Change to "BGC"
BGC completes sale of its Insurance Brokerage business to the Ardonagh Group for $535 million.
BGC announces its agreement to acquire Ed Broking Group Limited in October 2018. In November, BGC announces its acquisition of Poten & Partners and BGC spins-off its former subsidiary Newmark Group, Inc.
In September, BGC announces the successful completion of its acquisition of Berkeley Point Financial LLC, a top five GSE multifamily lender.
In January, BGC announced the successful completion of the GFI back-end merger, thus consolidating 100% of GFI. Over the course of the year, BGC completed three other financial services acquisitions and five real estate services acquisitions. These acquisitions expanded upon BGC’s vast product offering and geographic footprint.
In February, BGC announces the successful completion of its tender offer for the shares of GFI Group that it does not own. GFI Group is a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets. This transaction represents the largest acquisition in BGC’s history.
In September, BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raises approximately $12 million globally on its 10th Annual Charity Day.
In December, BGC announces an agreement to acquire Apartment Realty Advisors and its members (collectively “ARA”), the largest privately held, full-service investment brokerage network focusing exclusively on the multi-housing industry in the U.S.
Also, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, in conjunction with BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, announced its Hurricane Sandy Family Support Program to provide $10 million to thousands of families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In April, BGC announces it has entered into an agreement to sell eSpeed, its benchmark, on-the-run, U.S. Treasury fully electronic trading platform to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for $1.234 billion.
In March, BGC completes the acquisition of assets of Grubb & Ellis Company, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate firms. This further strengthens BGC Partners’ premier position in commercial real estate.
BGC also announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S business of Newmark Knight Frank, the real estate advisory firm. This represents BGC Partners’ first move into the commercial real estate industry.
In September, BGC Partners hosts its 7th Annual Charity Day in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Along with its affiliate, Cantor Fitzgerald, $12 million is raised globally and donated to charity. The total raised over the past 7 years is approximately $77 million dollars.
In August, BGC Partners acquires MINT Partners and MINT Equities. Over 100 MINT brokers from its international business join the Company.
In November, Ernst and Young names BGC’s Chairman & CEO, Howard W. Lutnick winner of its U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year award.
In September, BGC Partners raises over $10 million for charity on its Fifth Annual Global Charity Day, bringing the total over 4 years to more than $33 million.
In April, BGC merged with eSpeed to form BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP)
In September 2005, BGC Partners holds its First Annual Charity Day in London and New York.
In August, Cantor Fitzgerald separates out its voice brokerage business to create BGC Partners L.P.