As it prepares to move into its new New York midtown digs, Cantor Fitzgerald LP is in the midst of a massive hiring spree to greatly expand the firm's debt capital markets division. Cantor announced the addition of 15 staffers earlier this month and is looking to hire 150 over the next year.

The latest hires will focus on building the debt capital markets and asset management division's corporate bond trading business, as well as its mortgage- and asset-backed securities, global futures and repos divisions, said Irv Goldman, chief executive and president of Cantor's debt capital markets and asset management division, who arrived at the firm in July 2003.

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