NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG, LLC announced today that it will host its 16th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents. Each year, the firm donates to hundreds of charities, many of them focused on children and others in need. Celebrities that have committed to join the event this year so far include: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Brian Cashman, CC Sabathia, Eli Manning, Grant Hill, Mark Messier, Petra Nemcova, Victor Cruz and many more. BTIG plans to announce additional celebrity participants in the coming weeks.
Clients and celebrities participate by nominating well-deserving, non-profit organizations to support through the event. All-star athletes, business leaders, models, actors, actresses, journalists and other cultural icons act as celebrity guest traders, build excitement for the event and appear as ambassadors for their charities of choice. "We are proud of our ability to deploy our global resources on Charity Day. As our business expands, Charity Day remains a solid aspect of our culture,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Alongside clients and our celebrity guest traders, we are able to make a difference for causes that are personally meaningful to them."
Since pioneering its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to hundreds of charitable organizations, including more than $5 million from this event in 2017.
Other past celebrity guest traders have included: Alex Rodriguez, Allan Houston, Barry Bonds, President Bill Clinton, Blake Griffin, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bridget Moynahan, Brooke Shields, Carlos Beltran, Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley, Chase Headley, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Chrissy Teigen, Curtis Martin, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Damaris Lewis, Darryl Strawberry, David Diehl, David Muir, David Wright, Dellin Betances, Derek Jeter, Didi Gregorius, Doug Ellin, Dwight Gooden, Eric Decker, Geraldo Rivera, Hannah Davis Jeter, Hannah Storm, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Calipari, John McEnroe, John Starks, Justin Tuck, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Laurie Hernandez, Lawrence Taylor, Marcus Allen, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban, Mark Teixeira, Matt Dillon, Michael Bloomberg, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Molly Sims, Nick Mangold, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Culpo, Padma Lakshmi, Phil Simms, Reggie Jackson, Rick DiPietro, Rick Porcello, Ronnie Lott, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Buscemi, Steve Schirripa, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Gonzalez and Woody Johnson.
To watch highlights from the event last year, view the BTIG Charity Day 2017 Video:
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 550 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 17 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.