Sept. 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and property markets, announced today that, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, approximately
was raised for charities globally at the companies' Annual Charity Day on Tuesday, September 11,
2012. BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald donate 100% of their global revenues on their annual
to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and more than 100 charities around the world.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, created to assist family members of Cantor employees who perished on 9/11, has broadened its mission to provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies, and has raised and distributed over
. Begun in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks,
also has expanded to assist charitable causes worldwide. Since its inception,
has raised approximately
is a poignant occasion, created in honor of the friends and colleagues we lost on 9/11," said
Howard W. Lutnick
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners. "I'd like to thank everyone who has supported us today and every year, helping make
an outstanding and memorable occasion."
, said: "Our heartfelt thanks to our clients, employees, guests and volunteers across the globe who helped us raise a tremendous amount today to help support those in need. Our special thanks to our valued clients who continue to support
Celebrities representing many of the participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with BGC or Cantor Fitzgerald clients. Many distinguished guests joined BGC Partners in
, as well as other locations. In London, celebrity guests at BGC's offices included:
and Sarah, Duchess of
, actors Sir
Richard E. Grant
, Formula One racing driver
, 2012 Olympic gold medalists
, the legendary composer Lord
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and music sensation
, plus many others.
offices, guests included actors
, music star Curtis "
" Jackson, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, FOX Business Network anchor
, Boomer Esiason and
of WFAN 660 AM Radio, sports superstars
from the New York Knicks,
from the New York Giants,
from the New York Jets, tennis legend
, and many others.
offices, guests included top models Eva Herzigova,
and Satya Oblette, tennis champions
, and Michelin Chef
, plus many more.
Scores of charities around the world participate in BGC's
. For more information please visit:
In addition to the revenues donated on
, Executive Director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donates all proceeds from her book, An Unbroken Bond: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond, to charities. For information on An Unbroken Bond, please visit:
About BGC Partners
BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and property markets, has over 7,000 employees in
and dozens of cities around the world, and conducts over
in financial transactions for customers annually. BGC offers customers over 220 products, including commercial real estate, fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. For more information, please visit
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