Howard W. Lutnick

Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company serving the financial and real estate markets. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms.

Mr. Lutnick is a graduate of Haverford College and holds a degree in economics.  He joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 1983 and was appointed President and CEO in 1991. Five years later he was named Chairman. He rebuilt the firm following the tragic losses suffered on September 11, 2001, and since then has fostered corporate philanthropy across BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald through their annual Charity Day. Both firms, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donate 100% of their revenues from Charity Day to approximately 150 charities around the world and to date have raised over $100 million on Charity Day.

Mr. Lutnick is a member of the boards of Haverford College, Intrepid Museum Foundation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Rockefeller University, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum Foundation, and The Partnership for New York City.  Mr. Lutnick received the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted to non-military personnel by the Navy. Mr. Lutnick and his wife Allison are proud parents of four children.

Mr. Lutnick is the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer, positions in which he has served from June 1999 to the present. Mr. Lutnick joined Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. (“Cantor”) in 1983 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor since 1992 and as Chairman since 1996. Mr. Lutnick’s company, CF Group Management, Inc., is the managing general partner of Cantor. Mr. Lutnick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at Rockefeller University, the Board of Directors of the Horace Mann School, the Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is Chairman of the supervisory board of the Electronic Liquidity Exchange, a fully electronic futures exchange. Mr. Lutnick served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc. (“GFI”) from February 26, 2015 through the closing of our back-end merger with GFI in January 2016.

More details about his role at Cantor Fitzgerald can be read here.