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James Cawley Joins BGC's SEF as Chief Executive Officer

30 October 2014

BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners," "BGC," or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced the appointment of James Cawley as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of its Swap Execution Facility ("SEF") subsidiary, BGC Derivative Markets, L.P. Mr. Cawley will be based in New York and report to Philip Norton, Global Head of eCommerce at BGC. In addition, BGC Partners today announced that Angelo Toglia, Interim CEO of BGC Derivative Markets, L.P., assumes the role of Chief Operating Officer. These appointments complement BGC's commitment to offer its diverse customer-base liquid and innovative trade execution capability combined with a broad range of pre- and post-trade services in the post-Dodd-Frank era.

FCA fines Sesame Ltd for ‘pay-to-play’ arrangements

30 October 2014

Sesame Ltd, the UK’s largest network of financial advisers, has been fined £1,598,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for setting up a pay-to-play scheme.

Liquid Holdings Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results Software Services Revenue Grows 103% Over Prior Year Period

30 October 2014

Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIQD) ("Liquid" or the "Company"), a provider of cloud-based investment management solutions for the financial community, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

AlphaGen Securities selects award-winning Orc Flow Control for risk management needs

30 October 2014

Orc, the global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced that AlphaGen Securities LLC, a broker/dealer headquartered in Chicago, has chosen the award-winning Orc Flow Control as its pre-trade risk management system. Orc Flow Control allows firms to efficiently manage order flow and ensure regulatory compliance, enabling them to capture new customer business.

ITG Announces Triton Integration With FX Connect

30 October 2014

ITG (NYSE:ITG), a leading execution and research broker, and FX Connect ®, State Street Global Exchange's end-to-end, multi-bank foreign exchange platform, announced today that the ITG Triton® execution management system will be integrated with the FX Connect foreign exchange platform.

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