New York and London, June 27, 2016 — BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC” or “the Company”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that one of the leading brokers in the Scandinavian markets Ann Kristina Olsson, known as “Ina”, will be appointed to lead BGC Partners’ Scandinavian swaps and bonds broking team, pending legal requirements.
Ina will be based in Nyon, Switzerland and will report to Jean-Pierre Aubin, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products and General Manager of Continental Europe.
In this role, Ina will be responsible for managing BGC’s existing Scandinavian swaps and bonds business, as well as for advancing BGC’s strategic expansion into the Scandinavian markets. As an advocate of hybrid broking, Ina will make the most of BGC’s market-leading approach to technology in order to deliver innovation to clients.
Ina formerly served as Head of Scandinavian Products for Gottex Brokers from 2010 to 2016 and previously worked at ICAP in London.
Shaun D. Lynn, President of BGC, said: “BGC Partners is a company where talent and technology go hand in hand to help us deliver the best possible service to our clients. Bringing the best people into the business is critical to our future, and I’m confident that Ina will be a valuable addition to the team.”
Jean-Pierre Aubin said: “Over the past few years, BGC has strengthened our position across all markets by recruiting the most talented people, and Ina’s addition to the Company fits squarely within this approach. She’s bright, focused and her experience gives her a unique perspective, which will enable us to further provide added value to our clients.”
Anthony Warner, General Manager of BGC Partners, London said “Ina joins BGC with an impressive track record in markets that are extremely important across the entire Scandinavian product suite. We are delighted that Ina has chosen to join BGC Partners. Her addition to the team will advance our ambitious plans to further grow our hybrid business in this important region for BGC.”
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About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. Through brands including BGC, GFI, and RP Martin, the Company’s Financial Services segment brokers a broad range of products, including fixed income (rates and credit), foreign exchange, equities, energy, commodities, and futures. BGC provides a wide variety of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, BGC Market Data, Capitalab and Swaptioniser, BGC offers fully electronic brokerage, financial technology solutions, market data, analytics, and post-trade services related to numerous financial instruments and markets. Through Real Estate Services brands including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the Company provides a large assortment of commercial real estate services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales, real estate finance, consulting, project management, property management, and facilities management.
BGC’s customers include many 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’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.
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