NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will host its 11th Commissions for Charity Day on May 14, 2013. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.
Since it began hosting its Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has raised close to $25 million and has donated those proceeds to over 350 nonprofit organizations. This year's annual event will support many organizations that deal with important children's issues including:
- Baby2Baby - http://www.baby2baby.org/
- Lead the Way Fund - http://www.leadthewayfund.org/
- MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving - http://www.madd.org/
- March of Dimes - http://www.marchofdimes.com/
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - http://www.stjude.org/
- St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children - http://stmaryskids.org/
- San Francisco Free Clinic - http://www.sffc.org/
- The Robin Hood Foundation - http://www.robinhood.org/
Among the celebrities that are expected to join BTIG this year are the following: Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Joe Girardi, Mark Teixeira, Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Nick Manchego, Lynn Swann, Petra Nemcova, Jeremy Roenick, Jim Boeheim, Steve Schrippa, Miss America Mallory Hagan, Kaitlin Monte, Hannah Storm and Michael J. Fox.
"We’re proud that our clients and employees have this opportunity to work together with our celebrity traders and other special guests to make such a profound impact on so many peoples’ lives,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. "The excitement surrounding this year’s event is a strong indication that we will have another successful day. We look forward to being able to support a number of charities that are important to our clients and celebrity guests.”
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, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, 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.