Cantor Fitzgerald is comprised of a diverse group of global companies, providing a wide range of products and services, including investment banking, asset and investment management, multi-asset sales and trading, financial research, data, financial and commodities brokerage, trade execution, clearing, settlement, advisory, financial technology, custodial, commercial real estate advisory and servicing and more.  Cantor Fitzgerald is also one of twenty-four U.S. primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities.

Since 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald has been at the forefront of financial and technological innovation, allowing us to deliver smarter, and more personalized services to our clients.  With more than 12,500 employees in approximately 300 cities around the world, Cantor Fitzgerald is widely recognized as a leader in global financial and commercial real estate services.

Howard W. Lutnick, our Chairman, has been at the helm for more than three decades, making him one of the most experienced leaders on Wall Street. His visionary approach, relentless drive to succeed, and commitment to supporting the community in which we work and live carries through the organization.

A company with remarkable resilience, Cantor Fitzgerald has persevered through every market fluctuation over the past seven decades and has built a global financial services and commercial real estate powerhouse in the wake of unprecedented hardship. In 2001, we tragically lost 658 of our 960 New York-based colleagues in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Due to the unwavering dedication, determination and ingenuity of our employees, we stand stronger now more than ever before.

The Cantor companies provide fixed income, equity capital markets, prime, asset management, advisory and investment banking products, services, and technology solutions.  Throughout its history, Cantor has fueled the growth of original ideas, pioneered new markets, and provided exceptional services to clients.

More information about Cantor can be found on its website located at

BGC is a group of leading global marketplace, data, and financial technology and services companies for a broad range of products, including fixed income, foreign exchange, energy, commodities, shipping, equities, and now includes the FMX Futures Exchange. BGC’s clients are many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, and investment firms.

More information about BGC can be found on its website located at

The Newmark companies provide commercial real estate, brokerage, advisory, property management, valuation, leasing, technology and other financial and real estate-related services to large institutional investors, global corporations, and other owners and occupiers. Covering every stage of the property life cycle, Newmark offers a diverse array of integrated services and products designed to meet the full needs of its clients.

More information about Newmark can be found on its website located at



BGC Group announces that 10 global investment banks and market making firms join them in the creation of FMX to launch premier U.S. treasury and U.S. interest rate futures trading marketplace.


Howard W. Lutnick celebrates his 40th anniversary at the firm, making him one of the longest-standing CEOs on Wall Street.

BGC Partners completes its corporate conversion to a full C-corporation, changes its name to “BGC Group, Inc.,” and switches its Nasdaq ticker symbol to “BGC.”


Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliates host their annual Charity Day to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.


Cantor Fitzgerald celebrates its 75-year anniversary.


Cantor Fitzgerald remains the top-ranked bank on Wall Street for SPAC underwriting for the second year in a row.


BGC Partners Announces Completion of Spin-Off of Newmark Group.


Cantor Fitzgerald hires Anshu Jain to be President of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Howard W. Lutnick and Anshu Jain make a series of strategic hires to expand and grow Cantor Fitzgerald’s Fixed Income, Investment Banking, Equities and Prime businesses.

Newmark Group announces IPO.


BGC Partners successfully acquires control of GFI Group Inc. and subsequently sells its Trayport business to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.


BGC makes unsolicited proposal to acquire GFI.


BGC Partners sells eSpeed to Nasdaq.

Cantor Fitzgerald becomes a Primary Dealer in Ireland.


BGC Partners continues real estate services consolidation by acquiring the assets of Grubb & Ellis, a national commercial real estate firm.


BGC Partners enters the real estate brokerage market and acquires Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc., a leading commercial real estate services firm.


Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors is launched.


Cantor Fitzgerald establishes its Prime Brokerage Services group.


BGC Partners, L.P. merges with eSpeed, Inc. to form BGC Partners, Inc. BGC Partners goes public and is listed on NASDAQ.


Cantor Fitzgerald becomes a primary dealer for the US. Federal Reserve.

Howard W. Lutnick pays a total of $180m to the families impacted by 9/11, 25% of all Cantor Fitzgerald profits over five years.


Cantor Fitzgerald spins out a portion of its voice brokerage business to form BGC Partners L.P.

Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliates host their first Annual Charity Day to turn the tragedy of 9/11 into charitable giving.


Cantor Fitzgerald tragically loses 658 of its 960 New York-based employees in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Howard W. Lutnick announces a plan to rebuild Cantor Fitzgerald and assist the impacted families by donating 25% of all company profits to them over a 5-year period and paying for their healthcare for 10 years.


eSpeed becomes publicly traded.


Cantor Fitzgerald launches its fully electronic trading platform, eSpeed.

Howard W. Lutnick is named Chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald.


Howard W. Lutnick is named CEO and President of Cantor Fitzgerald.


Howard W. Lutnick joins Cantor Fitzgerald as a Fixed Income analyst.


Cantor Fitzgerald becomes the world’s first screen-based marketplace for US Government Securities.


Cantor Fitzgerald begins offering large volume equities trading for institutional investors.


Cantor Fitzgerald was founded by Bernard Gerald Cantor and John Fitzgerald as a bond brokerage firm.

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