NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MF Global Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:MF), a broker-dealer providing trading and hedging solutions, today announced the realignment of its global Equities business. The company will focus on areas where it has established strengths and competitive differentiation - specifically commodities, financial services, consumer and global policy research.
“MF Global has a long history of leadership and expertise in derivatives and commodities as well as strong global policy perspective that we gained through the acquisition of Washington Research Group in 2010,” said Peter Forlenza, global head of Equities, MF Global. “We are leveraging these core competencies to better focus our offering on a differentiated, insightful equities sales and research platform for our clients.”
Consistent with the firm’s strategy, MF Global will seek to optimize its effectiveness by redirecting its resources to areas of greatest opportunity globally. MF Global will reduce staff in equity sales, sales trading and research in Europe and Asia by more than 30 percent.
Concurrently, MF Global plans to enhance its Equities presence in areas that offer opportunity, including building its commodities and global policy research capabilities and the sales, trading and client facilitation activities to support these sectors throughout Asia and Europe.
Mr. Forlenza continued, “This realignment is part of the company’s ongoing transformation to a commodities-focused investment bank. We will continue to invest in our Equities business globally in areas that complement our global corporate strategy.”
ABOUT MF GLOBAL
MF Global (NYSE: MF) is one of the world’s leading brokers of commodities and listed derivatives. MF Global delivers trading and hedging solutions as a broker-dealer across all major markets for futures and options, commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange. The firm is one of 20 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The firm provides access to more than 70 exchanges around the world and is a leader by volume on many of the largest derivatives exchanges. MF Global helps clients discover and capitalize on market opportunities by providing actionable insight, market expertise and deep liquidity.