BGC hires first chief financial officer

London-based voice and electronic brokerage BGC Partners has appointed a chief financial officer for the first time. Robert West joins from San Francisco-based investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners, where he was previously responsible for financial management, controlling and reporting.

Douglas Barnard, chief financial officer of BGC’s parent company Cantor Fitzgerald, previously acted as chief financial officer for BGC. He will now continue in this role solely for Cantor. BGC Partners was spun

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