Cantor Fitzgerald Equity Research Analyst Robert LaFleur Recognized in Financial Times / StarMine Analyst Awards

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm, is pleased to announce that its Gaming and Lodging research analyst Robert LaFleur, was ranked No. 4 Stock Picker Overall across all industry sectors by the Financial Times' 2013 StarMine Analyst Awards.  LaFleur was recognized for the returns generated by his stock picks in the Hotel & Leisure and Hotel Real Estate Investment Trust categories.

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"I would like to congratulate Robert on this recognition for research excellence by the Financial Times and StarMine," said Shawn P. Matthews, the Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "We are proud to have a team comprised of individuals like Robert whose deep knowledge and expertise provide our clients with timely market insights and in-depth coverage, keeping Cantor at the forefront of the financial services industry."

The StarMine Analyst Awards, calculated using StarMine equity analyst performance data, recognize the world's top individual analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates.  The 2013 awards are based on 2012 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies based in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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