BGC Partners Ranked First in 27 Categories in Asia Risk’s Annual Interdealer Survey

19 January 2009

BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP), one of the world’s leading interdealer brokers, today announced that it was placed first in 27 categories in Asia Risk magazine’s annual interdealer survey, a major increase from five first places in 2007.

BGC also placed second or third in 31 other product categories across interest rates, foreign exchange, equity and credit.

Asia Risk contacted dealers and brokers across the Asia-Pacific region who cast their votes based on criteria including pricing, liquidity provision, reliability and electronic trading capabilities. Respondents were asked to state their top three brokers, in order of preference, across the interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and credit categories.

Shaun Lynn, President of BGC, said: “We are delighted with these rankings. We have worked very hard to provide the best possible service to our clients during a period of unprecedented turmoil and I would like to thank them for their continued support.”

“Following the award for ‘Interdealer Broker of the Year’ from Asia Risk, this endorsement from our clients highlights the great strides that the company has made in meeting their demands across Asia Pacific over the last year and we will strive to improve on these results as we continue to grow the business and expand our services in the region.” he continued.

BGC has a significant presence in Asia and has grown organically and by acquisition into different product areas and markets since its inception in 2004. The company will continue to look for opportunities for further growth in the region throughout 2009.

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