GFI launches emissions trading platform

Inter-dealer broker GFI Group has launched EnergyMatch, an electronic trading platform for over-the-counter energy derivatives.

EnergyMatch, an extension of GFI’s electronic broker-assisted hybrid broking business model used in credit and foreign exchange markets, will initially carry Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide emission contracts.

The contracts will be brokered by Amerex Brokers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI. The company says that it will add other emission types and energy contracts “in due course.”

“With the emissions market continuing to grow in importance, we believe EnergyMatch will play a key role in bringing together buyers and sellers in a very convenient and effective way”, said Ian Clague, GFI Group’s head of energy for the Americas. “The technology of EnergyMatch and experienced Amerex brokers is a powerful combination.”

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