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Bernie Cantor and John Fitzgerald team up to create bond brokerage firm, Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald establishes an Institutional Equities Sales and Trading Division, which offers large block trading to asset managers, pension funds, and portfolio managers.
Cantor Fitzgerald purchases controlling interest in Telerate and pioneers “screen brokerage,” introducing the world’s first electronic marketplace for US Government Securities.
Cantor Fitzgerald becomes the first firm to offer worldwide screen brokerage services in US Government Securities.
Japan office opens brokering Eurobonds
Howard Lutnick is named CEO & President of Cantor Fitzgerald.
The first fully-electronic transaction via the eSpeed platform is executed by a Cantor Fitzgerald client.
Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Banking Group is founded.
Cantor Fitzgerald loses 658 of it's 960 New York based employees in the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.
Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund created
Cantor Market Data launches
eSpeed purchases stake in Freedom International Brokerage, Inc., Canada’s leading full-service interdealer broker.
Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliates raise over $5 million on their 1st Annual Charity Day from their New York and London offices.
Debt Capital Markets launches
From 2000 to 2003, Cantor expanded and strengthened its Institutional Sales and Trading franchise worldwide through an increased presence in Investment Banking and Portfolio Trading. The firm also launched Debt Capital Markets and added Risk Arbitrage and Market Commentary.
Risk Arbitrage and Relative Value Investing added to Sales and Trading offerings
More than $7 million raised on 2nd annual Charity Day
New global headquarters in midtown Manhattan established
BGC Partners LP formed
In 2004, Cantor Fitzgerald separated its wholesale voice brokerage business, creating BGC Partners L.P., which was named after brokerage innovator, B. Gerald Cantor. Today, BGC offers a full range of voice brokerage services – price quotes, execution, straight-through-processing, clearing and settlement – to wholesale fixed income, interest rate, foreign exchange and derivative markets worldwide.
More than $6 million raised on 3rd annual Charity Day
First wireless bond trading takes place on Blackberry platform
More than $6 million raised in 4th annual Charity Day
Cantor Market Data launches G3 Vision, the first ever 3-D desktop application of U.S. Treasury Cash and Futures Markets.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. added to the US Federal Reserve’s Primary Dealer list.
Effective August 1, 2006, Cantor Fitzgerald became the 21st primary dealer trading with the Federal Reserve. Cantor now bids directly in all Treasury bill, note, bond and TIPS auctions, participates in coupon passes, and provides flow and market commentary to the Fed.
CastleOak Securities is Founded
CastleOak Securities, a minority-owned investment bank, is formed to provide sales & trading, capital markets and financial advisory services. Headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Chicago and Atlanta, the firm is managed by a team of seasoned bankers with an average of 15 years experience on Wall Street.
More than $6 million raised in 5th annual Charity Day
eSpeed launches Aqua, a venture that brings new liquidity to the global equities markets.
Cantor Environmental Brokerage and CO2e join forces to become CantorCO2e.
The Leverage Finance Group is created
BGC and eSpeed merge, creating BGC Partners, Inc.one of the world’s leading interdealer brokers.
Cantor Exchange is created.
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London's Debt Capital Markets group is established
Prime Brokerage Services is established
Merchant Banking and Commercial Real Estate Groups are established
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