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Derrick
04-18-2012, 12:21 PM
BGC Partners is a global financial services company based in New York City.

The company was formed in 2004 when Cantor Fitzgerald spun out its voice brokerage business (the initials BGC standing for that company's founder, B. Gerald Cantor).

The company's global headquarters are at 499 Park Avenue, New York City, while it also has an office at 1 Seaport Plaza / 199 Water Street in the city. The company and its associated businesses also operate offices around the world.


Aqua Equities, joint venture with Cantor spun out in 2007
Aurel BGC, French investment subsidiary formed in 2008
BGC Liquidez, Brazilian subsidiary acquired in 2009
Freedom International Brokerage, Canadian affiliate
MINT Partners, global brokerage acquired in 2010
Newmark Knight Frank, global real estate services, acquired in 2011
BGC Radix Energy, global energy traders, acquired in 2008


In 2012 the company became the title sponsor of the Masters snooker tournament.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BGC_Partners)