GFI Group to provide FENICS Professional to Union Bank


New York, April 30, 2012 – GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: “GFIG”) announced today that California based Union Bank has upgraded their existing agreement with GFI FENICSSM to include the full suite of FENICS Professional™ Pricing and Analytic tools.

Union Bank will utilize FENICS Professional for FX options price discovery, portfolio management and downstream STP (straight-through processing) of trades into its back office system.  Union Bank traders and sales team will have access to FENICS Professional’s Sales Module allowing them to build, price, and communicate the details of FX Options structures with speed and efficiency.

Beverly Henretty, Manager of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Sales at Union Bank said, “We’re very pleased to build on our relationship with FENICS and upgrade to FENICS Professional. In addition to the powerful suite of software tools provided, we continue to be impressed by the excellent customer support that GFI FENICS provides as part of their standard service.”

Richard Brunt, Global Head of GFI FENICS & Market Data Services stated: “Union Bank is a very valuable client to us and we are delighted that Union Bank has taken our relationship to the next level and invested in FENICS Professional as the system of choice to develop its expanding FX option business into the future” and added, “North America is an important market for us where we are growing strongly by adding new clients and expanding our relationships with existing clients.”.

A client of GFI FENICS since 2003, Union Bank is extending its agreement for a further three years.

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 and Quick Corp. Extend Collaboration Agreement


New York, April 10, 2012 – GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG), announced today that it has extended its long-standing relationship with QUICK Corp.   GFI will continue to provide FX Options market data to the Japanese corporation. QUICK Corp. is part of the Nikkei Group of companies.

Gakuji Takahashi, Executive General Manager of QUICK Corp. said, “QUICK is pleased to renew its contract with GFI and continue the long standing and very active business partnership we have. GFI’s data services are pivotal to our customer base when making trading decisions in the OTC markets”, and added, “This agreement with GFI will enable us to continue to provide our customers with authoritative market data across Japan and worldwide.  Through the partnership with GFI, QUICK works positively to meet the clients’ high expectations.

Philip Winstone, Global Head of Market Data at GFI stated: “We have provided our FX Options market data to QUICK Corp. and their clients since 2005 and are very honoured to extend this agreement. The need for high quality real market priced FX Options has never been higher and, by extending this long standing relationship, QUICK’s client base will continue to get access to over 100 FX Option currency pairs sourced from our data“.

The currencies offered via QUICK include a significant number of Japanese Yen cross currency option volatility surfaces that will be of particular relevance to the Japanese company’s client base.  Currency pair coverage from GFI Market Data has grown significantly since the data was added in 2005; at the present time it covers 20 Yen crosses.

QUICK Corp. is the principal Japanese financial information vendor and a financial information provider in the Nikkei Group. It supplies information to customers in the securities and financial markets. Their service offer includes Japanese, Asian and Global real-time financial information, as well as news and historical information.