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SNL's Kenan Thompson Acts as Celebrity Ambassador at BTIG Charity Day

Tuesday, May 14, BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, hosted its 11th Commissions for Charity Day. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.

Since it began hosting its Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has raised close to $25 million and has donated those proceeds to over 350 nonprofit organizations. This year's annual event will support many organizations that deal with important children's issues, including Autism Speaks.

We are honored that Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson will be representing Autism Speaks. “It has been said that if a person gives you their time, he can give you no more precious gift. Kenan has a full calendar like many of us, but today, took time from his busy schedule to represent Autism Speaks for the event. I hope it inspires other celebrities to give of themselves when opportunities such as these appear in the future,” said Jamitha Fields, VP of Community Affairs.

Among other celebrities that are expected to join BTIG this year are the following: Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Joe Girardi, Mark Teixeira, Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Rex Ryan, Lynn Swann, Petra Nemcova, Jeremy Roenick, Steve Schrippa, Miss America Mallory Hagan, Hannah Storm and Michael J. Fox.

"We’re proud that our clients and employees have this opportunity to work together with our celebrity traders and other special guests to make such a profound impact on so many peoples’ lives,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. "The excitement surrounding this year’s event is a strong indication that we will have another successful day. We look forward to being able to support a number of charities that are important to our clients and celebrity guests.”

BTIG Senior Vice President Christopher Dryll & Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson with BTIG Co-Founder Steve Starker making a trade

BTIG employees and Kenan Thompson showing their support of Autism Speaks

Kenan Thompson with one of his biggest fans, Liam

NBC’s Bruce Beck interviewing Kenan Thompson about his participation in BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on behalf of Autism Speaks



About BTIG

BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers worldwide and offers services in: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

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