New York - 2nd November 2005 - GFI Group Inc. ('GFIG' on NASDAQ) is moving to new offices at Broadgate West. They will serve as GFI's European headquarters, bringing together all GFI's London staff.
GFI has 376 UK employees - including more than 250 brokers - split between two main offices in London. GFI started moving into the new offices on 18th October and will complete the move in December.
Steve McMillan, GFI's senior managing director - head of Europe - said, "GFI has grown significantly in London in recent years and moving into Broadgate West will double our floor space to support future growth. The single location will help us further integrate the businesses by bringing our brokers, our FENICS analytics and data groups into one location, further building out the hybrid brokerage strategy that underpins our operations."
Peter Marano, owner of Broadgate West said, "Broadgate West is a new building designed for major international businesses and we are delighted to have GFI as one of the first tenants."
GFI will occupy two of Broadgate West's eleven floors on a ten-year lease.
GFI has occupied its current London premises at Christopher Street and Hewett Street for five and eleven years respectively.