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 www.cantor.com.

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 www.bgcg.com.

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 www.nmrk.com.

Our
History

2024

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.

2023

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.”

2021

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

2020

Cantor Fitzgerald celebrates its 75-year anniversary.

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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.

2015

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

2014

BGC makes unsolicited proposal to acquire GFI.

2013

BGC Partners sells eSpeed to Nasdaq.

Cantor Fitzgerald becomes a Primary Dealer in Ireland.

2012

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

2011

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

2010

Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors is launched.

2009

Cantor Fitzgerald establishes its Prime Brokerage Services group.

2008

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

2006

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.

2004

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.

2001

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.

1999

eSpeed becomes publicly traded.

1996

Cantor Fitzgerald launches its fully electronic trading platform, eSpeed.

Howard W. Lutnick is named Chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald.

1991

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

1983

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

1972

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

1965

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

1945

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

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