Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (CFE)

Headquartered in London, CFE is the European operation of Cantor Fitzgerald.

CFE focuses on providing the highest quality service, advice and execution to small and mid-cap, UK-quoted companies and investment funds.

We also offer an extensive range of debt structuring, advisory and placement services, for both quoted and unquoted companies.

A fully integrated service

CFE is an integrated, full-service investment bank. We are known for the strength and experience of our corporate finance advisory and brokerage services. We combine this with in-depth, authoritative equities research as well as a leading institutional sales offering.

All of this is supported by CFE’s world-class sales trading and market-making platform.

Committed to the customer

At CFE, we believe the key to our success is our commitment to building quality, long-term relationships. We put the interests of our customer first, in everything we do.

Key industry sectors for CFE include:

  • Alternative energy and resource efficiency
  • Financials and business services
  • Growth companies
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial goods and services
  • Investment companies
  • Natural resources
  • Retail and consumer
  • Technology, media and telecoms
  • Transport and logistics


Our offering is fully integrated and includes the following services:

Corporate Finance Advisory & Broking

Advisory services for the quality middle market

CFE is retained adviser to clients across a variety of different sectors, listed either on the Official List or on AIM. We focus on the small to mid-cap section of the market.

Market value of a company is not the deciding factor for our engagement. We are much more interested in the quality of the management, the investment proposition and the steps towards building long-term value in a business.

Independent and innovative

CFE’s highly experienced team provides corporate clients with strategic advice to help them achieve their objectives. Our approach is best described as independent, innovative, value-added and timely. In the past three years, we have raised in excess of £1,000m on behalf of our corporate clients.

A dedicated brokerage resource

Meanwhile, our dedicated team of brokers works alongside our corporate finance, equity sales and trading teams. They form a crucial bridge between corporate clients and institutional investors. As well as providing day-to-day market intelligence and advice, they also organize one-off introductory meetings and non-deal and fund-raising roadshows.

For those UK-quoted companies that are of interest to US-based investors, we have a corporate broker, based in New York, who solely represents the interests of our clients.

Managing long-term investor support

CFE’s investor relations team works closely with our corporate brokers to help develop our clients’ share ownership. Through on-going analysis and investor targeting we aim to build a register of long term, supportive holders. Importantly, any likely sellers are also identified and actively managed.

CFE’s core strengths include:

  • IPOs and associated fund raisings
  • Secondary fund raisings
  • Regulatory and strategic advice
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Public and private company mergers
  • Public-to-private transactions, including Rule 3 advice
  • Director/family and legacy shareholder share sales
  • Private company placements, including pre-IPO funding

Our M&A capabilities include full support for public and private companies. We advise:

  • Buy-side
  • Sell-side
  • Management buy-outs
  • Leveraged buy-outs

The debt capital markets advisory team provides clients with:

  • Extensive advisory, structuring and placement capabilities built on CFE’s world-class distribution with lenders and institutions
  • €20m-€300m fund-raising focus
  • Bespoke advice, not usually available within this range
  • Expertise in all debt products/instruments

Equities Research


A proactive, authoritative approach

CFE’s equity research team – which includes Extel-ranked and Starmine-rated analysts – provides comprehensive coverage of corporate clients and relative companies across a number of sectors.

Our approach is grounded in a thorough and in-depth understanding of each company and its markets. The result is a research product that is timely, informative, proactive and authoritative. This means it generates unique insights and real value for our clients. It also ensures the companies we cover remain front-of-mind with both current and potential institutional investors.

In addition to fundamental research, we also provide technical analysis and quantitative tracker research, Tracker Quants.

Our analysts also work closely with their counterparts in Europe, the US, Canada and Hong Kong, helping keep investors closely connected with the world’s key financial centres.

Equity Sales

Extensive reach with leading investors

CFE’s equity sales team works with over 400 institutional clients across the UK, the US and continental Europe.

We have extensive reach into:

  • Mainstream national and regional pension funds
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Specialist tax-efficient funds
  • Family offices and other alternative investors


Experienced, trusted and dedicated

CFE’s experienced equities team is made up of both generalist and industry-specific sales professionals. This allows us to offer a wide distribution capability combined with in-depth, sector-based expertise.

On the institutional side, we have a reputation for providing a timely and trusted service, whilst acting as an essential bridge to corporate clients.

Proven placing power

CFE’s world-class trading platform and distribution capability means we can keep our clients informed with the latest and most relevant market intelligence. Crucially, it also supports our sales team’s proven placing power.

Sales Trading & Market Making

Leveraging a global capability

CFE has over 130 sales and trading professionals servicing institutional clients in the UK, continental Europe and globally. This capability allows us to execute and settle in all major and emerging markets, matching and crossing orders rapidly and cost effectively.

These activities are supported by our world-class sales trading platform. Each week we facilitate over 1% of all European equity trading, equating to $2.5bn in turnover.

In addition, CFE routinely leverages its substantial balance sheet. We use our own capital to facilitate trades and support equity fund raisings on behalf of our corporate clients.

Our equities trading capabilities cover:

  • FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE 350
  • UK small/mid cap, including AIM
  • Investment companies
  • Exchange traded funds (ETF)
  • Institutional equity derivatives
  • Contracts for difference (CFD)


A leading liquidity provider

CFE acts as a market maker for over 1,800 UK-listed businesses and investment companies. In 2016, we were a top-three liquidity provider for 25% of this total.

However, we view this as just the beginning. Our strategic goal is to lead the market in corporate client share trading and market making

In addition to being the major liquidity provider for our retained corporate clients, we also provide the same service to over 300 other UK-listed companies.

A major force in the retail market

CFE is ranked 3rd in the retail share trading market, with 120 linked Retail Service Providers (RSPs). This allows us to provide integration with wealth management groups and larger retail share trading operations.

Experts in fixed income instruments

As well as its equity sales trading activities, CFE also provides sales, trading and execution solutions across a broad range of fixed income products. These include:

  • High yield/distressed debt
  • Emerging markets debt
  • Real estate capital
  • Investment grade credit
  • Leveraged capital markets
  • Asset backed/mortgage backed securities


For further information, please contact:

Corporate Finance Advisory & Broking
Rick Thompson, Managing Director / Head of Corporate Finance
t: +44 20 7894 7653 |

Equities Sales
Caspar Shand-Kydd, Managing Director / Head of Sales
t: +44 20 7894 7140 I

Chief Executive Officer
Angelo Sofocleous

Chief Financial Officer
Russell Haley

Regulatory Documents

Terms of business updated for GDPR (25th May 2018)

Terms of business pre 3rd January 2018


Other key documents