New York - February 2, 2016 - BTIG, LLC, a global
financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking,
research and related brokerage services, announced today that it will host its 14th
annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day
on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The event will take place across BTIG's 14 global locations
including its U.S. offices and affiliate office locations in London, Edinburgh,
Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is a global initiative supported by the firm's
institutional and corporate client base, in addition to employees across four continents
and a diverse and growing list of celebrity guest traders. Each year, BTIG donates
the day's commissions to charities, many of them supporting children in need. Throughout
the day, cultural icons, all-star athletes, top-recording artists and celebrities
from film and television act as guest traders alongside the firm's institutional
trading team, while clients partner with some of their favorite stars to support
meaningful causes. "Our participants work to make BTIG Commissions for Charity Day
a great success each year. We are honored by the dedication demonstrated by clients
and our celebrity partners, and are very proud of our team's continued commitment
to donating to hundreds of organizations around the world," said Steven Starker,
Co-Founder of BTIG.
BTIG pioneered its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, raising funds for
three charities in the U.S. In the last thirteen years as BTIG has grown, so has
BTIG Commissions for Charity Day. Since the inception of the event, BTIG has raised
more than US$35 million for hundreds of charitable organizations around the world,
including over US$5 million from this event in 2015. Charities are nominated by
clients and celebrity guest traders, and the firm encourages the selection of child-focused
Celebrities committed to join BTIG this year so far include Shaquille O'Neal, Alex
Rodriguez, Petra Nemcova, Mark Teixeira, Victor Cruz, Joe Girardi and Bruce Beck.
Some of the previous participants have included Allan Houston, Beth Ostrosky Stern,
Blake Griffin, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bridget Moynahan, Brooke Shields, Carmelo
Anthony, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Mullin, Chrissy Teigen, Damaris Lewis,
David Diehl, David Muir, David Wright, Doug Ellin, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning,
Eric LeGrand, Geoffrey Zakarian, Hannah Davis, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe
Namath, John McEnroe, John Starks, John Sterling, Josh Capon, K. Lee Graham, Kelly
Ripa, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Lawrence Taylor, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban,
Mark Messier, Matt Dillon, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Mike Maccagnan, Nate
"Tiny" Archibald, Nia Sanchez, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Robinson, Rebecca Jarvis, Reggie
Jackson, Rex Ryan, Rick DiPietro, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger,
Tutan Reyes and Woody Johnson in New York; Barry Bonds, Joe Morgan, Marshawn Lynch,
Ronnie Lott and Vida Blue in San Francisco; Jason Collins, Marcus Allen, Michelle
Monaghan and Tony Gonzalez in Los Angeles; and Mike Gatting OBE, Chris Tarrant OBE,
Aled Jones MBE, Brian Conley, Charlie Webster, Francine Lewis, Jamie Laing, Miles
Jupp, Pandora, Sinitta and Vogue Williams in London.
"Driven by passion to help those in need, we are inspired by the success stories
that come from the charities we collaborate with each year," said Scott Kovalik,
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BTIG. "It's a privilege to be
a part of this event and we are grateful for our supporters, many of whom continue
to participate year after year."
BTIG plans to announce additional celebrity participants throughout the coming months.
To watch highlights from the event last year, view the BTIG Charity Day 2015 Video:
To join the conversation, use the hashtag #BTIGCharityDay and follow BTIG
Charity Day on Twitter and Instagram @BTIGCharityDay.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading,
investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global
footprint and more than 500 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out
of 14 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. BTIG offers execution,
expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income (futures,
commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit as well as convertible and
preferred securities). The firm's core capabilities include global sales, portfolio,
electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime
brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission
management and more.
212.279.3115, ext. 226
To learn more, visit www.btig.com or www.btigcharityday.com.
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