Laurent Imbert Joins BGC Brokers As Senior Managing Director

NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - BGC Brokers L.P., an entity of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners" or "BGC"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets, today announced the appointment of Laurent Imbert as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Imbert will focus on business expansion across all regions and business groups. He will report to Jean-Pierre Aubin, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products and General Manager, Continental Europe.

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Mr. Imbert joins BGC with more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he worked at Louis Capital Markets, an independent agency broker-dealer he co-founded in 1999 and spent thirteen years overseeing the expansion of. Prior to this, Mr. Imbert held roles at TCC, NatWest Bank and Citibank.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Aubin said: "Laurent has a vast wealth of financial trading knowledge and expertise and will be a valuable member of our team. I'm delighted to welcome him to BGC where he will focus on developing the business, a role I am certain he will excel in."

Mr. Imbert said: "I am delighted to join BGC, which has a growing global presence, an excellent management team and reputation, and an impressive roster of products and clients. I look forward to this new role and to working alongside Jean-Pierre and his team."

About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale 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 eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, the Company offers a wide range of 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. For more information, please visit

eSpeed, BGC, BGC Trader, Grubb & Ellis, Grubb and Newmark are trademarks and service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and its affiliates. Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank Limited Corp., used with permission.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners
Statements in this press release regarding BGC Partners' business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. 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 Partners' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 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.

SOURCE: BGC Partners, Inc.

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