Founded in 1959, Compagnie Financière Tradition (CFT) is a world leader in wholesale brokerage, and one of only three global interdealer broking firms (IDBs). With offices in more than 30 countries, it employs 2,400 employees, of which 1,500 front office staff. Its role is that of a marketplace, facilitating trading amongst financial institutions and other professional traders active in a whole range of financial and commodity-related markets. Revenues consist of commissions earned on matching transactions between buyers and sellers and the sale of market data. Since 1996, when VIEL & Cie acquired a majority stake, the Group has significantly extended its size and footprint, primarily through organic growth. Thanks to its ability to understand the evolving needs of an extensive and long-established network of clients, expertise in derivatives markets, and sustained investments in proprietary technology, it has built a critical market share and a solid foundation for future development.