Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. 'BBB' Rating Affirmed; Outlook Stable Jul 11

  • ID: 1931021
  • July 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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Cantor's capitalization supports the current rating, but its capital management has become more aggressive. We are affirming our ratings on Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. and its subsidiary, BGC Partners Inc. Cantor's partner capital has eroded since we first assigned ratings. NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) July 26, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it affirmed its 'BBB' long-term counterparty credit rating on Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., and its 'BBB-' long-term counterparty credit rating on BGC Partners Inc. The outlook is stable. At the same time, we assigned our 'BBB-' senior unsecured debt rating to BGC's $125 million senior unsecured convertible debt due 2016. "Although financial results have remained relatively stable and we still believe that the firm's capitalization supports the...

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- Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.
- BGC Partners Inc.

Action: Affirmed

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