BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC) is a global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial markets, specializing in the brokering of a range of products, including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, property derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. It also provides a range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, property and facilities management, and other back-office services to a range of financial and non-financial institutions. In January 2013, the Company acquired Frederick Ross Company and Smith Mack. In January 2013, the Company's subsidiary, BGC France Holdings acquired Ginalfi Finance. In February 2013, BGC Brokers L.P., acquired the business and certain assets of Sterling International Brokers Limited.