Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, which acts as an investment bank in securities and derivatives, has published its financial results for the year ended on the 31st of December 2019.
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, part of the Cantor Fitzgerald L.P group, achieved a gross profit for the 12 month period of $35.2 million, according to a document filed through the UK’s Companies House.
The investment bank, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) offers its services from the United Kingdom, Israel and Dubai. When measuring the gross profit achieved across 2019 against the previous year, which had a gross profit of $20.5 million, it has improved by 71.7 per cent.
The company’s income comes from trading and broker services in equities, CFDs/Equity Swaps, ETFs and derivatives, corporate advisory, NOMAD, research services and debt capital markets, the company said in its report.
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However, overall, the company reported an operating loss of $1.7 million. Although this does represent a loss for the year, it is worth noting that it is still an improvement on the previous year, when the company recorded a yearly operating loss of $3.8 million.
Turnover for the year was $70.9 million, which represents a slight drop from the $71.1 million achieved in 2018. Turnover includes commission and fee income of $47.6 million and fees from group undertakings of $4.1 million. The remaining turnover relates to net gains from financial assets and liabilities at fair value through profit and loss $19.2 million.
As Finance Magnates reported, during 2019 Cantor Fitzgerald & Co was fined by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States, $2 million for violating ‘naked short selling’ rules over a period of at least four years.
Furthermore, last year the company agreed to pay $647,000 to settle claims from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the broker-dealer mishandled the trading of American Depository Receipts (ADRs).