Christopher Smith

Chris Smith is Head of BGC’s Strategic Investments Group, which focuses on driving revenues, margins and profits through acquisitions and strategic initiatives. In addition, Mr. Smith is responsible for coordinating the Company’s global brokerage rates and BGC’s businesses in South America and Turkey.

After beginning his financial markets career at Purcell Graham brokering ECU bonds, Mr. Smith joined Cantor Fitzgerald Europe in 1987, where he initiated the firm’s first live broking screen in German Government Bonds and established Cantor’s German Repo and Options desks. In 1995 he moved to manage Cantor’s Emerging Markets Derivatives business. He then founded his own executive search agency focused on placing brokers and other professionals at leading financial services firms, including BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald. He rejoined BGC in 2007.

Mr. Smith was educated at Dulwich College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.