ICAP plc, a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces that it has raised US$15.5 million worldwide on its 21st Charity Day, held yesterday.
This is equivalent to approximately 3 percent of ICAP’s full-year pre-tax profits.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer of ICAP, said: “This is again an incredible achievement and I’d like to thank our employees, customers and suppliers as well as our distinguished guests. They have all made an enormous effort to raise this figure for the 200 charities we are supporting around the world.”
100% of ICAP’s revenues and 100% of its brokers’ commissions from the day go directly to charities. This year, ICAP is supporting 200 charities globally, having supported more than 1,400 charities since the first Charity Day in 1993. A full list of the charities ICAP supported this year as well as more information about how ICAP’s donation will make a difference can be found at www.icapcharityday.com.
Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised over $161 million for more than 1,400 well-deserving causes worldwide. In 2012, the company raised $18 million globally on Charity Day.
As part of the day’s activities, ICAP hosted several of the charities’ celebrity spokespeople at its offices around the world to rally employee enthusiasm and interact with clients to boost trading volumes. At ICAP’s North American headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, over a dozen celebrities were on hand, including:
• Halle Berry (Affiliated Charity: Jenesse Center, Inc.)
• Kate Upton (Affiliated Charity: Girls Inc.)
• Eli Manning (Affiliated Charity: PeyBack Foundation)
• Daniel Craig (Affiliated Charity: S.A.F.E. Kenya)
At the British headquarters in London, stars who took part included the Duchess of Cornwall, Damian Lewis, Dynamo, Peter Andre, Al Murray, Ray Winstone and many more.