GGAM is a joint venture between its three management principals (Bill Weidner, Brad Stone and Garry Saunders) and Cantor Fitzgerald, a storied U.S.-based financial institution with a global presence in the financial markets. Cantor Fitzgerald (www.cantor.com), which began in 1945 as an investment banking and brokerage business, became known for its innovation in computer-based bond brokerage and as the market’s premier dealer of government securities. Recognized today for its leadership in institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading and investment and merchant banking, Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world. Cantor Fitzgerald also has embraced opportunities in new marketplaces through gaming, commercial real estate, e-commerce and other businesses and ventures. Together with its affiliates, Cantor operates trading desks in every major financial center, with offices in 50 locations around the world and a team of more than 3,700 employees. Cantor Fitzgerald contributes significant capital resources to back GGAM’s acquisition and investment activities, and to support the operating activities of GGAM. In addition, Cantor Fitzgerald contributes personnel on a full-and part-time basis for such activities as corporate finance, strategy and business development. Further, GGAM has the ability to tap Cantor Fitzgerald’s substantial intellectual capital in the financial markets, specifically with respect to real estate, gaming and lodging/hospitality, and its extensive reach and relationships in the global capital markets.