Built upon the foundation of cutting edge technology and exceptional talent, BGC Partners is a pioneering global brokerage company serving the financial services and real estate 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 Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) 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, commercial real estate, 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 Partners’ 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 Real Estate businesses, and sets us apart from our competition.
Quite simply, we’re adept at navigating a marketplace that moves so fast. We’re proud of our legacy, which is at the heart of BGC’s desire to innovate and drive the industry forward using the finest talent in the marketplace.
BGC provides telephone and screen-based pre-trade, trade and post-trade services. We conduct trillions of dollars annually in financial transactions for our customers, including the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. To find out more about our Financial Services business please visit here.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the United States. We offer a broad range of real estate capital markets services, including investment sales and access to debt and equity financing.
NGKF serves clients from more than 100 offices in North America and globally through our partnership with London-based Knight Frank. For more information on our Real Estate services business please visit here.
Note: 2004 – 2007 are shown on a U.S. GAAP reporting basis; 2008 – 2013 shown on a distributable earnings basis. 2004-2013 CAGR 15.3%
Our proven business model is based on making accretive acquisitions, profitably, selectively adding to front-office headcount, and investing in our hybrid and fully-electronic trading platform. While this strategy is instrumental in our ability to increase revenues and market share, we are also focused on reducing expenses, particularly in our Financial Services business.
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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 $113 million globally. For more information please click here
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 click here.
In January, BGC announces its acquisition of the assets of HEAT Energy Group, an independent over-the-counter energy brokerage company focused on the regional term power markets and natural gas swaps.
In May, BGC closes its acquisition of Mexican Inter-Dealer Broker, Remate Lince.
In August, BGC’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank closes its acquisition of Northern California's premier commercial real estate brokerage firm, Cornish & Carey.
In September, BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raises approximately $12 million globally on its 10th Annual Charity Day.