BGC Partners

Built upon the foundation of cutting edge technology and exceptional talent, BGC Partners is a pioneering global brokerage company serving the financial services.

Founded 2004
5001+ employees
Headquarters address
5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf - London HQ.

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Who the tech team are

Built upon a foundation of technical excellence and exceptional talent, BGC Partners is a leader in financial markets. We are agile and dynamic in our approach, delivering world-class products for global financial clients.

Our team develop and operate a complete suite of trading systems, from front-office applications deployed to thousands of clients, through to back office and settlement systems.

We continue to invest in our team and in new technologies to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of the financial industry.

As a team member, you will be challenged to develop and learn new skills as we evaluate and adjust our technology choices.

Tech Awards

  • BGC was named Interdealer Broker of the Year by Financial News in their Trading and Technology Europe Awards in 2019

Interdealer Broker Of The Year

  • kACE won Best Vendor for Risk Management/Options Pricing Software at the FX Week Best Bank Awards in 2019

Best Vendor for Risk Management/Options Pricing Software

  • In 2019, Chartis Research named Fenics Market Data in their top 25 technology rankings for data and analytics in the energy sector

More about us

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage and financial technology company. BGC’s offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through brands including Fenics, BGC Trader, Capitalab, Lucera, and Fenics Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.

BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, and investment firms. BGC’s Class A common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “BGCP”. BGC Partners is led by Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick.

History

In 1945, B. Gerald Cantor founded Cantor Fitzgerald. In 1999, Cantor’s interdealer fixed income electronic trading business is transferred to eSpeed.In December 1999, eSpeed becomes a publicly traded, and separately run business. In 2004,Cantor Fitzgerald separates out its voice brokerage business to create BGC Partners, L.P. in honor of B. Gerald Cantor. In 2008, BGC Partners merges with eSpeed, Inc. The new merged company is named BGC Partners, Inc. In 2013, BGC sells eSpeed, its on-the-run, US Treasury benchmark fully electronic trading platform to NASDAQ OMX for $1.234 billion in cash and NASDAQ OMX stock. In 20I5, BGC acquires GFI Group, a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services for the OTC and listed derivatives market.

BGC Partners Charity Day

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BGC Charity Day 2019

Every year on September 11th, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, we remember our 658 friends and colleagues and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who were tragically killed by distributing 100% of our global revenues to the Relief Fund and many other charities around the world.

Our brands

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Tech stack

Java, Python, C++, Q KDB+, C#, High Frequency Trading (HFT), Low Latency messaging, Big Data, Financial Calculations & Modelling, Linux, Docker, Spark, Ansible, AWS, Microservices, DevOps

Benefits

Compensation and retirement

Performance bonus
Stock Options
Pension plan

Health and wellness

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Child or elder care stipend

Vacation and time off

Paid holidays
Work from home flexibility
Maternity benefits
Paternity benefits
Adoption assistance
Sabbatical

Personal development

Tuition reimbursement
Management training
Job training

Values and quality of life

Accessible via public transportation
Bike parking
Employee groups and committees
Company activities
Employee discount programs