BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP), one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, announced that the Company and its affiliates globally raised in excess of $10 million for charity on its sixth annual Charity Day held on Monday, September 13, 2010. Every year on September 11, BGC donates its global revenues to charity in commemoration of those lost in the World Trade Center attacks. In London, personalities including Jonathan Ross, Penny Lancaster, Boris Johnson, Nicola Roberts, David Coulthard, Honor Blackman, Johnny Vaughan, Lisa Snowden, Gordon Ramsay and Amanda Holden joined brokers to conduct transactions with BGC’s clients. In New York, celebrity guests included athletes Eli Manning, Boomer Esiason, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Ike Davis, Sean Avery, Rod Gilbert, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actors Steve Buscemi, Hillary Duff, Mark Ruffalo, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, and Jamie Lynn Sigler, Miss USA Rima Fakih, television anchors Liz Claman, Megyn Kelly, and many others. Elsewhere around the world BGC was joined by a number of celebrities in many of its global offices including Paris, Singapore and Sydney. Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners, said: "It has been a truly fantastic day and I thank everyone at BGC Partners for making it such a success. The energy and generosity of our celebrity guests, clients, staff and volunteers have been remarkable and, as a direct result, millions will be going to a number of very deserving causes." Revenues from the day will be donated to approximately 75 charities around the world. In the UK these are: Barnardo's, Bone Cancer Research Trust, Breast Cancer Campaign, Capital FM's Help a London Child, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Honey Pot, Hope and Homes for Children, Leukaemia Research, Lowe Syndrome Trust, Marina Dalglish Appeal, Mayor's Fund for London, Msizi Africa, Multiple Sclerosis, Paul Hunter Foundation, Prostate Cancer Charity, Restless Development, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund, Scope, Seve Ballesteros, Sparks, St Paul's Cathedral Foundation, Starlight, Teenage Cancer Trust, The Children's Trust, Tommy's, Variety Club.
In the US the charities include: Baby Buggy, Bone Marrow Foundation, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Building Homes for Heroes, Childhelp, Eli Manning Foundation, The Felix Organization, Foundation for Sight and Sound, Friends of the Fighting 69 th, Garden of Dreams, Harlem RBI, Jubilee Center, Level the Field, Mercy Center, Solving Kids Cancer, Team KJ, Tuesday’s Children, Wounded Warrior Project, 52 nd Street Project.Charities supported by BGC’s offices around the world include Tenis Para Todo, Abracar, Centro de Convivencia Infantil, Les P’tits Cracks, La Licorne, Liya Kedebe Foundation, Smiling Children Foundation,Tohum Autism Foundation, Hope and Homes for Children, Boy’s Town, Beyond Social Services, Child Rights and You, India, Children are Us Foundation, Children Cancer Foundation, Duang Prateep Foundation, Seeing is Believing, Singapore Association of the visually handicapped, Christina Noble Foundation, Chi Heng Foundation, International Case Ministries, The Orphanage Trust, Futaba Infant Home, St. Joseph Home, Community Chest of Korea, Australia Childhood Foundation, Bear Cottage, The Central Coast Bear, NSW Cystic Fibrosis, First Foundation New Zealand. Notes to Editors: BGC Partners is a leading global intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, specializing in the brokering of a broad range of financial products, including fixed income securities, Interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, structured products and other instruments. BGC Partners also provides a full range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. BGC Partners’ integrated platform is designed to provide flexibility to customers with regard to price discovery, execution and processing of transactions, and enables them to use voice, hybrid, or, where available, fully electronic brokerage services in connection with transactions executed either OTC or through an exchange. Through its eSpeed and BGC Trader brands, BGC Partners uses its proprietary, built, and paid for technology to operate multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces for the world’s most liquid capital markets. The Company’s pioneering suite of tools provides end-to-end transaction solutions for the purchase and sale of financial products over its global private network or via the Internet. BGC Partners’ neutral platform, reliable network, straight-through processing and superior products make it the trusted source for electronic trading for the world's largest financial firms. Through its BGCantor Market Data brand, the Company also offers globally distributed and innovative market data and analysis products for numerous financial instruments and markets. BGC Partners’ customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. BGC’s unique partnership structure and extensive employee ownership create a distinctive competitive advantage among its peers. Named after fixed income trading innovator B. Gerald Cantor, BGC Partners has 20 offices, located in New York and London, as well as in Beijing, Chicago, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Nyon, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Sarasota, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. For more information, visit: http://www.bgcpartners.com.