BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage company, primarily servicing the wholesale financial markets. It offers brokerage services for 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 trade execution, broker-dealer, clearing, processing, information, property and facilities management, and other back-office services to a range of financial and non-financial institutions. In addition, the company offers electronic marketplaces, including government bond markets, spot foreign exchange, foreign exchange options, corporate bonds, and credit default swaps in various financial markets through its eSpeed-and BGC Trader-branded trading platform. Further, it provides screen-based market solutions, which enables its clients to develop a marketplace, trade with their customers, issue debt, trade odd lots, access program trading interfaces, and access its network and intellectual property; system co-location and automated spreading services; and software development and maintenance, customer support, infrastructure, and internal technology services. Additionally, the company offers real estate brokerage services, including tenant and owner representation, and investment sales and financial services; and management services, such as property and facilities management, corporate, and consulting/retail/industrial/management services. The company primarily serves banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Asia, Australia, other countries in the Americas, other countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. BGC Partners, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in New York, New York.