BTIG Announces Celebrity Ambassadors for BTIG Charity Day 2016. All-Star Athletes, Film and Television Personalities and Cultural Icons Join Firm to Support Hundreds of Charities Worldwide

New York – April 11, 2016 – BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, announced today its growing list of celebrity participants for the 14th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Across the firm’s global offices, clients have an opportunity to speak with some of their favorite stars while generating donations for hundreds of charities that have been nominated by clients and celebrity participants. “We are increasingly inspired by the level of commitment shown by our celebrity ambassadors each year,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Our celebrities help build momentum and excitement for BTIG Commissions for Charity Day. Through their dedication and that of our clients and employees, they help BTIG successfully contribute to meaningful programs and causes each year.”

Celebrities expected to join BTIG this year so far include: Alan Hahn, Alex Rodriguez, Allan Houston, Alejandro Villanueva, Andrew Miller, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Beck, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, David Diehl, David Muir, Dellin Betances, Duncan L. Niederauer, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning, Eric LeGrand, Grant Hill, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Johnny Damon, Kristin Davis, Larry Holmes, Lawrence Taylor, Len Berman, Lou Piniella, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Michael Bloomberg, Michael Strahan, Mike Richter, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, Petra Nemcova, Reggie Jackson, Rick DiPietro, Ronnie Lott, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Schirripa, Steve Weatherford, Ted Robinson, Tom Coughlin, Tony Gonzalez, Tony Richardson, Victor Cruz and Woody Johnson. Additional celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Since the event’s inception in 2003, BTIG has donated more than US$35 million, including more than US$5 million from the firm’s 2015 event, to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world, many of which focus on children related causes. Scott Kovalik, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BTIG, noted, “The tremendous support from our clients and celebrity participants enables BTIG to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Through Charity Day, we are pleased to offer our segment of the financial community another conduit to improve opportunities for deserving individuals, especially children, around the world.”

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About BTIG
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 500 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 14 cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs, fixed income (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The company’s core capabilities include global sales, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.

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