Looks like Cantors are selling BGC Partners to eSpeed…..thus merging voice and electronic businesses again.

eSpeed were in for MTS (and therefore BondVision) in 2005 but I haven’t heard any rumblings of looking into the B2C market for them lately. It seems dominated by ICAP rumours and, of course, MTS possibly allowing Prop Houses and Hedge Funds into their inter-dealer world.

As I’ve asked before, why shouldn’t these types of entities enter the B2C market place?….This is different to merging B2B and B2C but a step towards it and an exchange like marketplace.