BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will hold its 10th Commissions for Charity Day on April 18, 2012.

The international Commissions for Charity Day has raised more than $17 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits over the past decade in support of various nonprofit organizations. In the past nine years over 300 different children’s charities have benefitted. The BTIG event is unique in that it is a client driven event. BTIG clients nominate charities and non profits for donation consideration. BTIG encourages clients to select child focused organizations.

This year’s annual celebrity-filled event will support several organizations that deal with important children’s issues including: Autism Speaks, Project Sunshine, Smile Train, Americares, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Capital for Kids, All Stars Helping Kids, Harlem RBI, and the Max Cure Foundation.

Joe Namath, Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, Rex Ryan, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Michael J. Fox, Reggie Jackson, Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada, Allan Houston, Bode Miller and Jim Boeheim are among the celebrities who will be attending this year’s Commissions for Charity Day in BTIG’s offices around the country in support of the event and their charitable foundations.

The first BTIG Commissions for Children’s Charity Day was held in 2003 and raised funds for three charities. The BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is now a worldwide event, with all BTIG branches and affiliates participating.

“We are looking forward to celebrating a decade of charity day this year,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “The event brings together our employees and clients across the globe with a roster of celebrity traders who continue to support our involvement in these important charities.”

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