Cantor Fitzgerald Equity Research Analyst Mike Dennis Ranked #1 in 2014 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards

NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm, today announced that equity research analyst Mike Dennis was ranked No. 1 in the food and staples retail sectors in the 2014 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards. The award was based on analytical findings and estimates relative to industry benchmarks. 

"We are proud to learn that StarMine has singled out Mike in recognition for his outstanding performance, industry expertise and extensive client experience," said Shawn P. Matthews, the Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "The StarMine Awards are a well-deserved recognition of the quality of Cantor's Equity Research platform across sectors and markets, and is a testament to the domain expertise of our seasoned analysts and leadership position in the industry.  We are continuing to invest in our growing research platform to provide the highest level of intellectual capital to clients through written research and corporate access services."

Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research, added, "We are extremely pleased to have Mike acknowledged by this prominent industry benchmark. Cantor's unique research approach and ability to react quickly to market moving events across the globe, enables us to provide in-depth and objective industry knowledge to drive actionable ideas and help our clients make important investment decisions."

Part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence Program, the StarMine Analyst Awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks, and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 15 regions across the globe.  The 2014 StarMine Analyst Awards results can be found on

Headquartered in London, Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is an integrated mid-market investment bank offering clients corporate finance and corporate broking services, together with institutional cash equities, fixed income, equity derivatives and foreign exchange products. CFE advises some 70 corporate clients and makes markets in over 700 companies and investment trusts.  CFE is 100% owned by US-based Cantor Fitzgerald.

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Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick, is the parent entity of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., led by Chief Executive Officer Shawn P. Matthews and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.

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