BGC Becomes The First Interdealer Broker To Launch An Electronic Platform For The Yen IRS Market

LONDON and TOKYO, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- 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 it has launched BGC Trader for Yen Interest Rate Swaps ("IRS"). BGC is the first interdealer broker to launch a fully electronic platform for the Yen IRS market.

This new market offering utilizes BGC Trader, BGC's proprietary multi-asset, integrated voice and electronic price execution platform. By leveraging BGC's existing global technology and applying it to this market, BGC has become the first interdealer broker to introduce rapid and efficient price discovery, order management and execution for customers seeking access to the Yen IRS market. BGC has electronically executed Yen IRS trades with a variety of domestic and international banks and has utilized JSCC, LCH and SEF settlements.

"We hired and trained a team of five traditional voice brokers as we prepared to launch this innovative new electronic offering in the Yen IRS market," commented Philip Norton, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of e-Commerce, BGC Partners. "This launch underscores our commitment to innovation and adds to our growing suite of electronic product offerings in Asia. We will continue to increase our electronic offering in new product areas where there is client demand and stay at the forefront of electronic trade execution."

About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range 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 its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.  Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, BGC offers a wide range of commercial real estate services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property 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

BGC, BGC Trader, Newmark, Grubb & Ellis, and Grubb are trademarks and service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank (Nominees) Limited.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners
Statements in this document regarding BGC Partners' business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Except as required by law, BGC undertakes no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.  For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in our public filings, including our most recent Form 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K filings.

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