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AxeTrading signs partnership with BGC Partners

12 May 2018
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LONDON – April 12th, 2018 – AxeTrading, a leading provider of trading solutions to fixed

income market participants worldwide, has signed a technology partnership with BGC

Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the

financial and real estate markets. Under the agreement, BGC Partners is immediately

extending its use of AxeTrading’s fixed income e-trading system “AxeTrader” in the first

implementation phase of a deployment across a number of its agency brokerage


The move comes as BGC Partners extends its regulatory compliance, with immediate

attention to the cross-asset best-execution requirements of its agency brokerage businesses

under MiFID II, which came into effect on 3rd January, 2018.

“BGC Partners is pleased to have identified a next-generation e-trading system engineered

for the evolving market structure and regulatory environment of today’s fixed income agency

brokerage business. We have tested AxeTrader in one of our global agency brokerage

services and both the technology and the team at AxeTrading have delivered a product

which addresses our needs,” said Arran Rowsell, BGC Partners.

“BGC Partners’ decision is a testament to the uniqueness and effectiveness of our agency

broker solution,” said Mark Watters, director at AxeTrading. “We’re seeing increased interest

as the markets continue to ready themselves for MiFID II, and we’re delighted to partner with

an industry leader like BGC Partners to help their agency broking business both remain

compliant with the new regulations and thrive in this new ecosystem.”

AxeTrader provides both sell-side and buy-side fixed income traders with a holistic view of

the fixed income markets by integrating internal systems with multiple venues (OTC,

exchanges, MTFs, OTFs and SEFs), data sources and all electronic and voice workflows

within a single trading application, and automates trade processing after execution. With this

dashboard of pre-trade information, and a full audit trail of post-trade activity, institutions can

achieve best execution and improve the efficiency of their operations.

With a hosted deployment, the rollout of AxeTrader solution with BGC Partners has been

accomplished within relatively short timescales and has enabled its agency businesses to

undertake MiFID II-compliant trading.

Within the last 12 months, AxeTrading has received a €2m investment from Illuminate

Financial, hired a regional sales director and opened an office in Sydney and in Singapore

as part of its APAC expansion, and more than doubled its staff.

AxeTrading is planning further global expansion as its business already extends across four



About AxeTrading

AxeTrading is a leading provider of trading solutions to global fixed income market

participants. By integrating with, and providing access to, a wide range of fixed income

execution venues and data sources across voice and electronic trading, AxeTrading equips

traders with smarter tools to overcome the challenges of today’s markets. Its deep

partnerships with clients go beyond simple aggregation, enabling the firm to reduce cost and

operational risks across the trading floor, while facilitating regulatory compliance.

AxeTrading was founded in 2009, and now has clients in more than 15 countries across four

continents. For more information, visit

About BGC Partners, Inc.

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. BGC'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, Lucera, and FENICS Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions,

market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. BGC,

BGC Trader, GFI, FENICS, FENICS Market Data, Capitalab, and Lucera are

trademarks/service marks and/or registered trademarks/service marks of BGC Partners, Inc.

and/or its affiliates.

BGC offers Real Estate Services through its publicly traded subsidiary Newmark Group, Inc.

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 You can also follow BGC at: and/or

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners and Newmark

Statements in this document regarding BGC and Newmark that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC's and Newmark's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in these filings and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.

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Mark Watters

AxeTrading CCO


T: +44 20 3397 1777

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