Bloomberg Tradebook’s fourth annual Charity Day took place on November 4, and this year it was bigger and more global than ever.

Celebrity ambassadors joined Bloomberg employees on the trading desk in New York, London, and Hong Kong to take client calls as they raised money for the 20 charities involved across the world.

“Bloomberg Tradebook continues to grow the number of charities involved in Charity Day, as well as the ways in which Bloomberg employees across the globe can take part,” said Glenn Lesko, President and CEO of Bloomberg Tradebook. “Charity Day not only gives Tradebook the opportunity to give back but it also inspires employees, our clients and others to do more to help their local communities through volunteerism and charitable donations.”

Michael R. Bloomberg Making Calls

Michael R. Bloomberg and Mr. Lesko were joined in New York by:

Henrik Lundqvist and Mark Messier

· Answer the Call, New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund – Former New York Ranger and Hall of Famer, Mark Messier

Boomer Esiason and Adam Schefter

· Boomer Esiason Foundation – Former NFL Quarterback Boomer Esiason

Dr. Ruth and Bloomberg Tradebook CEO Glenn Lesko

· Child Mind Institute – Celebrity Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer

David Villa Making Calls

· City in the Community Foundation – New York City FC Team Captain David Villa and New York City FC Team Captain and Former US National Team Player Claudio Reyna

Padma Lakshmi Making Calls

· Endometriosis Foundation of America – Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi
· Harlem RBI – New York Yankee Mark Teixeira
· Henrik Lundqvist Foundation – New York Ranger Henrik Lundqvist
· JDRFESPN Reporter and Analyst Adam Schefter
· Joyful Heart Foundation – Star of HBO series Girls Jemima Kirke

Katrina Bowden Step & Repeat

· Only Make Believe – Star of Public Morals and 30 Rock Katrina Bowden

At its London office, Bloomberg Tradebook welcomed the following charities and their ambassadors:

Sir Ian McKellen

· Albert Kennedy Trust – Lord of the Rings Actor Sir Ian McKellen
· Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital – Carry On films Actress Barbara Windsor

Hayley McQueen

· Prostate Cancer UK – Sports Presenter Hayley McQueen and Premier League Football Manager Harry Redknapp

Laura Carmichael

· Maggie’s – Downton Abbey Stars Jim Carter and Laura Carmichael
· Young Vic Theatre – Award Winning Actress Gillian Anderson, The X Files / A Streetcar Named Desire
· The Prince’s Trust – Former Girls Aloud Singer Sarah Harding

Owen Teale

· Wac Arts – Tony Award Winning Actor and Game of Thrones Star Owen Teale

Supporting Charity Day in Hong Kong were:

Jocelyn Luko-Sandstrom and Anthony Sandstrom for Nature Con

· The Nature Conservancy (TNC) – Actor Michael Wong, Musician, Model & Actress Rosemary Vandenbroucke, and Model & Actress Jocelyn Luko-Sandstrom

Celina Jade and Vivek Mahbubani for Room to Read

· Room to Read – Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Model & Martial Artist, Celina Jade and Comedian, Vivek Mahbubani

Bloomberg Tradebook’s 2015 global Charity Day generated $1.25 Million in gross commissions, the net of which will be donated to the 20 participating charities. Bloomberg Trading Solutions will also contribute an additional $100K to the total amount raised.

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