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New York, NY (Profitable.com) BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, raised over $4 million on Tuesday, May 14 from its annual Commissions for Charity Day. BTIG’s Commissions for Charity Day hosts athletes and celebrities to help raise money for a wide range of children’s charities. The money raised this year will be donated to charities around the world, including: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Project Sunshine, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program and Wounded Warrior Project, among others.
This was BTIG’s 11th annual Commissions for Charity Day. Over the past eleven years the firm has raised more than $28 million and supported hundreds of children’s charitable organizations.
“Every year we are thrilled to partner with celebrities, professional athletes and our clients to raise funds for so many important causes. The money raised speaks to the continued commitment of our colleagues and clients to do what they can to affect change in our communities and help those in need around the world,” said Richard Blank, Global Head of Equities at BTIG. “We thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts in making this day possible.”
This year’s Commissions for Charity Day was attended by dozens of athletes and celebrities including, in its New York office, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Matt Dillon, Joe Girardi, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Tom Coughlin, Rex Ryan, Eli Manning, Miss America Mallory Hagan and Petra Nemcova; in its San Francisco office, Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, Marshawn Lynch and Vida Blue; in its Los Angeles office, Marcus Allen and Tony Gonzales; and in its London office, Mike Gatting OBE, Chris Tarrant OBE, Brian Conley, Aled Jones and Sinitta.
“I look forward to attending the annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day because of the impact it has on so many children in need, a cause that is especially meaningful to me,” said Eli Manning, quarterback of the New York Giants. “This year marked my fourth as a guest trader at BTIG’s annual Commissions for Charity Day and each year, BTIG is more successful than ever. That is an inspiring achievement and one that I’m proud to have a part in.”
“We all take tremendous pride in what this event accomplishes each year,” said Jim Aniello, Global Head of Trading at BTIG. “This year was another strong event that will allow us to make a meaningful difference for many deserving organizations.”
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers worldwide and offers services in: Equity Trading, Equity Derivatives, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Foreign Exchange, Convertible Securities, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.