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BGC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGC) today announced that Bank of America, Barclays, Citadel Securities, Citi, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Jump Trading Group, Morgan Stanley, Tower Research Capital, and Wells Fargo have become minority equity owners of FMX, with a post-money equity valuation of $667 million.

FMX combines BGC’s U.S. cash treasuries platform with its spot foreign exchange platform and U.S. interest rate futures exchange, and will leverage BGC’s proven low latency trading infrastructure and global distribution to further support liquidity in the interest rate futures market.

“We have brought together ten of the most important global investment banks and market making firms to create a premier trading venue for the interest rate markets,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of BGC Group and Chairman of FMX. “We offered ownership to this incredible investment group knowing the enormous value they bring to FMX, which will benefit all market participants.”

FMX Futures, which received CFTC approval in January, is expected to launch in September 2024. FMX’s cash U.S. Treasury platform, FMX UST (formerly known as Fenics UST), has grown its Central Limit Order Book market share each sequential quarter. FMX UST ended the first quarter 2024 at 28%, up from 26% in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“With support from these leading financial firms, we believe FMX will become a rapidly growing futures platform and create important efficiencies for our shared clients,” said Lou Scotto, CEO of FMX. “With our clearing partner, LCH, the largest clearer of interest rate swaps in the world, clients will receive significant portfolio-margining capabilities, creating competitive advantages across U.S. interest rate markets.”

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