Cantor Index offers retail and institutional trading services to a wide range of clients and organisations. Cantor Index is a trading name of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe which is part of the wider Cantor Fitzgerald Group. The global firm Cantor Fitzgerald was founded in 1945. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
1940 - 1970
Cantor Fitzgerald was founded by Bernie Cantor and John Fitzgerald in 1945 as a bond brokerage and investment banking firm. Having built a trusted reputation in the fixed income market, Cantor Fitzgerald expanded into Equity Capital Markets in 1965. Now offering sales and trading services to asset managers, pension funds, and portfolio managers the business thrived.
1970 - 1990
Widely recognised for its technological prowess and innovation, Cantor is credited with pioneering new technologies in finance. In 1972, Cantor created the world’s first electronic marketplace for US Government securities. The 1980s saw a substantial global expansion following the 1983 opening of the London office, now the core of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.
1990 - 2001
Continued growth into new markets throughout the 1990s saw Cantor continue as a global leader in financial services. The IPO of the firm’s eSpeed electronic trading platform underlined their status as a leader in technology.
Following the loss of 658 employees in the World Trade Centre attacks in September 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald brought markets back online within one week. CEO Howard Lutnick pledged the continued support for families of employees who perished, providing over $180 million. In addition, through their annual Charity Day, commemorating the employees lost that day, Cantor and its affiliates have donated over $65 million to charities around the world.
Cantor has continued to evolve and adapt itself to meet the needs of a global brokerage market. In the UK, Cantor have successfully launched retail and institutional brands including Cantor Index, Cantor CFDs, Cantor FX and Cantor Gaming and Wagering Limited.