BTIG Announces Growing List of Celebrity Guest Traders for BTIG Charity Day 2018 – All-Star Athletes, Sports Legends, Film and Television Personalities and Business Leaders Join Event to Support Hundreds of Charities Worldwide


2017 BTIG Charity Day Highlights Video

New York – May 1, 2018 BTIG, LLC announced today the list of celebrity guest traders for its 16th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The firm’s annual event is celebrated across BTIG’s 17 global locations, including eleven offices throughout the U.S., and six affiliate offices in Europe, Asia and Australia. The following celebrities are expected to join this year.

Aaron Boone, Allan Houston, Allie LaForce, Amy Gutierrez, Barry Bonds, Beth Ostrosky Stern, President Bill Clinton, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Boomer Esiason, Brian Cashman, Bruce Beck, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Johnson, Chris Long, Chris Snee, Chris Wragge, Chuck Scarborough, Curtis Martin, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Damon Bruce, Dave Dravecky, David Cone, David Costabile, David Muir, David Robertson, David Tyree, Dellin Betances, Denis Leary, Didi Gregorius, Dominic West, Dominique Wilkins, Dwight Gooden, Eli Manning, Elisa Donovan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric LeGrand, Gary Cohn, Grant Hill, Hannah Storm, Henrik Lundqvist, Jalen Rose, Janice Huff, Jay Wright, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Affeldt, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, John Collins, John Starks, Johnny Velazquez, Justin Tuck, Khris Davis, Kristin Davis, Lance Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall, Lucy Liu, Mariano Rivera, Mark Farrell, Mark Messier, Mike Bloomberg, Mike Maccagnan, Mookie Betts, Nick Mangold, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Ralph Sampson, Rick Porcello, Roger Goodell, Scott Van Pelt, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephanie Ruhle, Steve Buscemi, Steve Mills, Ted Robinson, Terrell Owens, Tim Flannery, Todd Bowles, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz and Walt Frazier

“Through our collaboration with celebrities, we help generate awareness and donations for many organizations in need of critical funding,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Each year, BTIG Charity Day offers guest traders an opportunity to utilize their personal brand to help others in need.”

All charities are nominated by clients and celebrity guest traders, a unique process which enables the firm to be introduced to many new non-profit organizations each year. Since the event’s inception in 2003, BTIG has donated more than US$45 million to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world, including more than US$5 million from the 2017 event.

“Each celebrity joins us to act as an ambassador for a charity of their choice,” said Richard J. Blank, Jr., Managing Director and Head of Global Equities at BTIG. “While working the phones alongside our institutional traders, they build excitement and encourage clients to trade with us to support hundreds of nominated charities.”

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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 560 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.


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