ICAP plc, a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, held its 23rd annual global Charity Day on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions will be donated to a selection of over 200 charities around the world, including over 50 US charities.
Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised over $189 million for more than 1,800 well-deserving causes worldwide. In 2014, the company raised $12.5 million globally on Charity Day, the equivalent of approximately 3% of ICAP’s full year pre-tax profit.
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, and ICAP EBS BrokerTec office in Manhattan, over a dozen celebrities were on hand, including:
• Patricia Arquette (Affiliated Charity: GiveLove)
• Drew Barrymore (Affiliated Charity: Baby2Baby)
• Chris Hemsworth (Affiliated Charity: Australian Childhood Foundation)
• Tiki Barber (Affiliated Charity: Hope For A Healthier Humanity)