Cambridge Mercantile Corp expands usage of GFI Group’s FENICS Professional


New York, January 10, 2012 – GFI FENICSSMannounced the expansion of its agreement with Cambridge Mercantile Corporation of Toronto, Canada for the licensing of FENICS Professional™ to include its Montreal and Vancouver offices. FENICS Professional has allowed Cambridge Mercantile Corp to broaden their range of services as part of their aggressive growth strategy.

Bernard Heitner, CEO, Cambridge Mercantile Corp. said, “We are keen on staying at the forefront of the market place with the range and depth of services we can provide to clients. Adding FX options to our product suite has been an important step for us and we selected FENICS Professional as we deemed it to be the best platform to suit our needs in FX options pricing, risk management, and transaction processing. The ease of deployment of the platform made it simple to extend the functionality to our Montreal and Vancouver offices”.

Sue Poulin, Commercial Head of GFI FENICS for the Americas commented, “We have an excellent relationship with Cambridge Mercantile Corp. and are delighted that we can help them with the expansion of their business. Our product makes it easy to cater to the needs of our clients and assist them in developing and growing their FX options business.”

Ms. Poulin added: “GFI FENICS offers a robust solution for FX options pricing, analysis, and reporting. It has seen strong growth in the Americas over the last year as it continues to prove itself as a market-leading provider of FX options technology”.

The Cambridge Mercantile Group, founded in 1992, provides businesses trading internationally, foreign exchange and global payments services. Cambridge Mercantile provides access to in-depth risk management and payment solutions in order to meet client needs with the best possible advice and solutions.

FENICS Professional is a suite of pricing, trading, risk management and STP (straight-through processing) components allowing customers to control, monitor and oversee a comprehensive range of FX option trading and lifecycle management from one single interface.

GFI FENICS has been providing leading FX derivatives software since 1987. Its products are licensed to over 350 institutions worldwide with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions. Clients include banks, multinational corporations, brokers, and hedge funds.

GFI Group to provode HAP Capital with FENICS Professional™


New York, January 3, 2012 – New York’s Hap Capital has licensed FENICS Professional™ Pricing and Analytics Tools from GFI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GFIG) for use on Hap Capital’s FX Options Desk in New York City.

Andrew Dexter, Head of FX Options at Hap Capital said, “After evaluating numerous  systems for FX Options that cover pricing, risk management, and transaction processing, we decided that GFI FENICSSM was clearly the best choice. Their platform, FENICS Professional, provides us with the accuracy, ease of use and scalability we require to support and grow our business”, and added, ” FENICS’ customer support team provides fantastic training and ongoing support to help us get the most out of the platform and be more efficient.”.

“We are delighted to welcome HAP Capital as a client and to be able to provide them with the tools they need to continue developing their FX options business. Our business has grown significantly during the last few years as we have added new clients from every market segment” said Richard Brunt, Global Head of FENICS & Market Data Services at GFI.

HAP Capital acts as a liquidity and efficiency provider to the marketplace and differentiates itself from most other firms in the space in its internally-developed quantitative approach to its trading strategy and business model.

FENICS Professional is a powerful front, middle and back office platform for pricing, analyzing, and managing FX options. An end-to-end solution, it provides all the necessary tools, math models and independent market data for fast, accurate price discovery and revaluation of vanilla options and exotic multi-leg, multi-currency strategies.

The platform is licensed to over 350 clients worldwide, financial institutions and corporations, with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions.