FENICS Market Data Continues Americas Expansion with Two Key Hires

London and New York - 26 April 2017

BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC" or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced today that FENICS Market Data is adding two new members to its Americas team. Both are based in New York.

Damien Fitzpatrick has joined BGC as the Head of Sales, FENICS Market Data for the Americas, reporting to Mr. Elliott Hann, FENICS Market Data's Director of Sales. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick joined from ICAP, a subsidiary of TP ICAP plc, where he was most recently Head of Sales & Business Development for Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he worked at Thomson Reuters in various commercial roles in New York, London and Singapore. 

Joel Machado has joined as Head of Business Development for Latin America, reporting to Mr. Fitzpatrick. He brings over 10 years of experience in Business Development and Financial Solutions Sales for Latin America. Most recently, he led the Latin America Sales teams at Integral and EBS Brokertec, a subsidiary of NEX Group plc.

Mr. Hann commented: "We are excited to welcome Damien and Joel to FENICS Market Data's growing New York- based team. With their extensive global data sales experience, Damien and Joel will enable our business to expand the breadth and depth of the capabilities we can offer clients in the Americas and specifically in Latin America, where we expect to see significant growth."

FENICS Market Data is a leading provider of real-time, indicative, end-of-day and historical OTC market data. Its data is sourced directly from BGC's voice, hybrid, and fully electronic trading venues, as well as pricing analytics. BGC's global brokerage operations encompass a range of brands including GFI, MINT, RP Martin, Amerex, Freedom, Perimeter, Sunrise, Remate and BGC Liquidez. FENICS Market Data also uses BGC's pricing analytics data to provide a comprehensive solution for independent and verifiable OTC pricing.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  BGC owns GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets.  The Company's Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, Capitalab, and Lucera, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. 

Real Estate Services are offered through brands including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Newmark Cornish & Carey, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, NGKF Valuation & Advisory, and Excess Space.  Under these names and others, the Company provides 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 http://www.bgcpartners.com.  You can also follow the Company at https://twitter.com/bgcpartners and/or https://www.linkedin.com/company/bgc-partners

BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, FENICS, FENICS.COM, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, Newmark, Grubb & Ellis, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer, Lucera, and Excess Space, Excess Space Retail Services, Inc., and Grubb are trademarks/service marks, and/or registered trademarks/service marks and/or service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank (Nominees) Limited.  

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