Fixed Income Solutions is a leading fixed income business staffed by industry experts
At Fixed Income Solutions, we aim to provide the best expertise, pricing, liquidity and execution in the fixed income sector. Quality and efficiency lie at the heart of all we do. With our broad market coverage and global reach, we explore every opportunity to generate outstanding returns for our clients.
Fixed Income Solutions serves wholesale clients in multiple sectors including institutional, intermediary and middle-market investors, as well as private clients and authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). Whoever the client and whatever the market, our personalised approach ensures we fully understand your goals – and provide the right expertise to fulfil them. Clients also have access to unrivalled primary opportunities and in-depth market analysis – all backed by a robust technology platform that ensures the highest levels of quality and efficiency for our clients
Our team represents a diverse range of talents. Together they offer extensive market knowledge and deep fixed income expertise. Reinforced by our expertise in tandem with innovative thinkers with precise analytical skills, that offer just the right mix of insight, ideas and robust risk management.
With roots dating back to 1945, Fixed Income Solutions and the BGC Group have a long history and every expanding scope of providing superior brokerage services.
In 1945, B. Gerald Cantor founded B. G. Cantor & Company, a securities company. Two years later, he became a founding partner of Cantor, Fitzgerald & Company, adding the name of his other partner, John Fitzgerald.
Since its founding in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald has grown and evolved into a global investment and brokerage bank.
Cantor continues to build its relationships and harness its expertise on both its inter-dealer fixed income and institutional equities businesses, eventually expanding by opening offices in London.
Howard W. Lutnick is named President and steers Cantor towards further technological innovation.
Cantor’s inter-dealer fixed income electronic trading business is transferred to eSpeed, which becomes a publicly traded, separately run business in its own right.
In August, Cantor Fitzgerald separates out its voice brokerage business to create BGC Partners L.P.
In October, the newly-formed interdealer voice broker, BGC Partners, commences trading. As part of the separation, Cantor Fitzgerald International’s Singapore office is renamed BGC and
obtains a money broking license in Singapore.
In January, BGC Partners (Australia) Pty Ltd. offers broking to the Australian wholesale market.
In May, BGC Partners, L.P. merges with Maxcor Financial Group Inc . to form BGC Partners.
In September 2005, BGC Partners holds its First Annual Charity Day in London and New York.
In October, BGC Partners acquires ETC Pollak, a major French interdealer broker based in Paris.
In December, BGC’s Beijing Representative Office is registered with the China Banking Regulatory Commission.
In September, BGC Partners raises $5 million on its 2nd Annual Global Charity Day.
In October, BGC Partners acquires French equities, fixed income and derivatives broker Aurel Leven Securities
In May, BGC opens a new office in Seoul, South Korea. An agreement is signed to merge BGC with eSpeed and the combined company will become BGC Partners, Inc.
In June, BGC is the first interdealer broker to open an office in Istanbul, Turkey.
In August, BGC acquires an emerging markets equity derivatives business from Marex Financial Ltd.
In September, BGC Partners raises over $6 million on its 3rd Annual Global Charity Day.
In March, BGC acquires Radix Energy enabling BGC to offer its clients voice and electronic services in the world’s energy markets for the first time.
In April, BGC merged with eSpeed to form BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP)
In September, BGC Partners raises $8 million globally on its 4th Annual Charity Day.
In October, BGC merges its French businesses ETC Pollack and Aurel Leven to create a market leading interdealer broker, Aurel BGC and BGC is named ‘Interdealer Broker of the Year’ by Asia Risk magazine.
In June, BGC acquires Liquidez DTVM Ltda. a leading Brazilian interdealer broker, enabling BGC to further increase its presence in Latin America.
In September, BGC Partners raises over $10 million for charity on its Fifth Annual Global Charity Day, bringing the total over 4 years to more than $33 million.
In October, BGC Partners announces the opening of a new office in Moscow which provides brokerage services to clients based locally as well as internationally.
In November, BGC Partners Wins Asia Risk Award for Technology Development as well as Best Interdealer Broker at Waters Magazine’s Inaugural European Financial IT Awards.
In July, China Credit BGC, BGC Partners’ money broking alliance with China Credit Trust Co. Ltd., became the first Sino-foreign joint venture inter-dealer broking company to be granted a business license by the China Banking Regulatory Commission to operate in Beijing.
In August, BGC Partners acquires MINT Partners and MINT Equities. Over 100 MINT brokers from its international business join the Company.
In September, Risk Australia ranks BGC Partners number one broker in currencies in its annual rankings. BGC Partners also raises over $10 million on its Sixth Annual Charity Day, held in commemoration of those lost in the World Trade Center attacks bringing the total over 5 years to more than $43 million
In November, Ernst and Young names BGC’s Chairman & CEO, Howard W. Lutnick winner of its U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year award.
In January, MINT Partners opens an office in Dubai.
In March, in response to the debilitating earthquake in Japan, BGC Partners announces that it will donate 100% of its Tokyo office’s revenue, along with 25% of the revenues from its other
Asia-Pacific offices, for one week to relief agencies in Japan to directly help those in need. The following week, BGC Partners announces it will donate $100,000 to the New Zealand
Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
In April, BGC Partners’ money broking joint venture in China, China Credit BGC, is granted product licenses approval by the People’s Bank of China to offer interest rate swaps, bonds and interbank cash deposits products to Chinese and foreign banks in China.
BGC also announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S business of Newmark Knight Frank, the real estate advisory firm. This represents BGC Partners’ first move into the commercial real estate industry.
In September, BGC Partners hosts its 7th Annual Charity Day in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Along with its affiliate, Cantor Fitzgerald, $12 million is raised globally and donated to charity. The total raised over the past 7 years is approximately $77 million dollars.
In October, BGC completes its acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank, a leading U.S. commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm serving corporate and institutional clients, plus a controlling interest in its affiliated companies, encompassing approximately 425 brokers.
In March, BGC completes the acquisition of assets of Grubb & Ellis Company, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate firms. This further strengthens BGC Partners’ premier position in commercial real estate.
In August, BGC closes its acquisition of Northern California’s premier commercial real estate brokerage firm, Cornish & Carey.
In September, BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raises $12 million globally on its 8th Annual Charity Day. The total raised over the past 8 years is approximately $89 million.
In October, BGC completes the acquisition of Wolfe & Hurst Bond Brokers, Inc., a municipal bonds interdealer broker in North America.
In January, BGC acquires Smith Mack, a prominent real estate services company in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding region. BGC also acquires Frederick Ross Company, the oldest commercial real estate firm in Denver, Colorado.
Also, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, in conjunction with BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, announced its Hurricane Sandy Family Support Program to provide $10 million to thousands of families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
BGC France Holdings acquires Paris interdealer broker Ginalfi Finance.
In February, BGC Brokers L.P. acquires the business and cer tain assets of Sterling International Brokers Limited.
In April, BGC announces it has entered into an agreement to sell eSpeed, its benchmark, on-the-run, U.S. Treasury fully electronic trading platform to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for $1.234 billion.
In June, BGC closes the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ.
In September, BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raises $12 million globally on its 9th Annual Charity Day.
In October, BGC begins trading as a SEF, welcoming in a new era of derivatives trading.
In February, BGC acquires the assets of HEAT Energy Group, an independent over-the-counter energy brokerage company focused on the regional term power markets and natural gas swaps.
In May, BGC closes its acquisition of Mexican Inter-Dealer Broker, Remate Lince.
In September, BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raises approximately $12 million globally on its 10th Annual Charity Day.
In December, BGC acquires the U.K. assets and subsidiaries of RP Martin Group, one of the world’s oldest inter-dealer brokerage firms, which specializes in European rates and foreign exchange products. BGC also agrees to acquire the Swedish and Dutch assets of RP Martin in 2015.
In December, BGC announces an agreement to acquire Apartment Realty Advisors and its members (collectively “ARA”), the largest privately held, full-service investment brokerage network focusing exclusively on the multi-housing industry in the U.S.
In February, BGC announces the successful completion of its tender offer for the shares of GFI Group that it does not own. GFI Group is a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets. This transaction represents the largest acquisition in BGC’s history.
Mint Partners Australia is established as a division of BGC Partners to provide more choice to Australian investors wishing to access the fixed income asset class.
Mint Partners Australia is rebranded as Fixed Income Solutions in order to focus on the asset class and more closely align with BGC Partners’ strong market presence globally.
Fixed Income Solutions (FIS) offers a premium fixed income service for wholesale investors. Based on its broad coverage, deep market expertise, superior service and competitive pricing, FIS has built a reputation for delivering outstanding returns for clients