BGC Partners

Background

Headquartered in London and New York, BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) provides a wide range of services including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information and other back office services.

They offer their customers access to more than 200 financial products including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures and structured products.

Their customers include a vast majority of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms.

Original requirements

Oakstone’s relationship with BGC Partners started with the Global head of Middle Technology who has since been promoted to the CTO at BGC’s FENICS brand.

Oakstone had numerous requirements from BGC, which meant expanding our team to keep up with the demand of the company.  The relationship involved partnering together to find out the demands of BGC and see how we could get results from this.

We now have consultants within Oakstone who work exclusively on BGC partner roles to find skilled, experienced and talent individuals quickly.

Further requirements

BGC’s requirements are ongoing as their business is naturally expanding, which is similar to our own. Their key requirements are to deliver new talent into their existing company and also use Oakstone’s services to expand companies such as Kalahari, which is a software that they use internally and have now acquired.

Our relationship with BGC means we have developed trust, commitment and results so our relationship will continue to thrive, producing more results in the future.

Benefits of using Oakstone

As Oakstone are new to working within fintech, its great to have a fresh approach by applying our knowledge and skills to finding the right people for BGC.  For BGC it is beneficial to work with Oakstone as we are a niche specialist, so we have a more personable relationship with more visibility and communication.