New York - 14th February 2006 - GFI Group Inc. ('GFIG' on NASDAQ) has released MarketHub - a web-based, cross-asset application providing data, news, commentary and analytics for improved investment decisions.
MarketHub combines GFI's detailed credit default swaps data with exchange-traded equity and equity options data and news, commentary and analytics in a single web-based product. The equity data comes from major exchanges worldwide; Informa Global Markets and Dow Jones Newswires supply the commentary and news respectively.
"Banks are restructuring their operations, bringing together their debt and equity sales teams, realising that derivative instruments, such as credit default swaps, bridge the two areas." said Don Fewer, GFI's senior managing director - North America, "Investors can now take a cross-asset view where any instrument in a company's capital structure is used to express a view on the company's credit."
Michel Everaert, cio, e-commerce, at GFI, said, "MarketHub recognises and supports this new cross-asset view of investment, providing equity, equity option and CDS data - along with analytics and relevant news and commentary. Users can then identify and analyse correlation and other relationships among financial instruments and markets leading to better investment and trading decisions."