JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, held its 24th annual global Charity Day on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions will be donated to a selection of over 200 charities around the world, including over 50 US charities.
Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised over £127 million for more than 2,000 well-deserving causes worldwide. In 2015 alone, the company raised £7.5 million globally on Charity Day, the equivalent of approximately 3% of ICAP’s full year pre-tax profit for 2015/2016.
As part of the day’s activities, ICAP hosted several of the charities’ celebrity spokespeople at its offices around the world to rally employee enthusiasm and interact with clients to boost trading volumes. At ICAP’s North American headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, and ICAP EBS BrokerTec office in Manhattan, over a dozen celebrities were on hand, including (photos included):
- Peyton and Archie Manning (Affiliated Charity: PeyBack Foundation)
- Seth Rogen (Affiliated Charity: Alzheimer’s Association)
- Shaquille O’Neal (Affiliated Charity: Leadership Foundations)
- Blake Lively (Affiliated Charity: Baby2Baby)
High quality photos from the event are available to the press upon request.
|1)||Peyton and Archie Manning took part in ICAP’s 24th annual global Charity Day at its North American headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, on December 7, 2016. On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions will be donated to a selection of over 200 charities worldwide including 54 in the US.|
|2)||Seth Rogen answers the phones on the trading floor at ICAP’s North American headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, during the Group’s 24th annual global Charity Day on December 7, 2016. ICAP Charity Day has raised more than £127 million for over 2,000 charities since 1993.|
|3)||Shaquille O’Neal participated in ICAP’s 24th annual global Charity Day at the firm’s Jersey City office. Charity Day raised the equivalent of approximately 3% of ICAP’s full year pre-tax profit in 2015/2016.|
|4)||As part of the 24th annual ICAP Charity Day, Blake Lively fields phone calls on the firm’s Jersey City trading floor. ICAP Charity Day has raised more than £127 million for over 2,000 charities since 1993.|
ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through its post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP helps customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to www.icap.com.
ICAP announced in November 2015 that it intends to sell its global hybrid voice broking and associated information business to Tullett Prebon Plc ("Tullett Prebon"), including ICAP's associated technology and broking platforms (including iSwap and Fusion) and certain of ICAP's joint ventures and associate companies ("IGBB"). On completion of the transaction with Tullett Prebon, the ICAP brand will be transferred to Tullett Prebon and the remaining 'NewCo' business comprising of Post Trade Risk and Information services and Electronic Markets will be renamed NEX Group plc.
NEX Group plc will be headquartered in London and will employ 1,850 people in offices worldwide.