GFI Group has added five new hires in emerging markets credit default swaps in New York.

The hires  include  Scott Pagano, Michael Connell and Tom Halpin. All five join GFI from BGC Partners in New York.

"GFI is the world's top broker in credit derivatives and we intend to remain so", said Colin Heffron, president of GFI Group. "We are delighted to strengthen our brokerage team with Scott, Michael and Tom and we look forward to offering an even better service to our clients".

The new brokers will report to Nick Brown, GFI's head of financial product brokerage, North America.

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