Leading global brokerage company donates 100% of revenues to dozens of charities worldwide.
New York, London (September 11, 2014) – BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners” or “BGC”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced today that BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raised the same as last year at approximately $12 million for charities around the world, at the companies’ annual Charity Day on Thursday, September 11, 2014. This year marks BGC’s tenth annual Charity Day. Each year, BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald donate 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world.
“Every year on Charity Day we support many worthwhile charities around the world, turning a tragic anniversary into a positive and uplifting day,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners. “I’d like to thank everyone who supports our Charity Day including our clients, partners and employees, for their continued generosity for which we are immensely grateful.”
Since its inception Charity Day has raised approximately $113 million globally. Held in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, has expanded its mission to assist charitable causes worldwide.
BGC President, Shaun D. Lynn, said: “We are privileged to support so many worthy charities around the world and are grateful to our clients and employees for supporting Charity Day over the past ten years. It is through their kindness, and that of our celebrity guests who join us on our trading floors, that we are able to help provide financial assistance to so many outstanding organizations globally and take care of so many families in need.”
BGC Charity Day was held in BGC offices across the globe including: London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and other locations.