ICAP to hold 21st Annual Global Charity Day on Tuesday 3 December
London, 2 December 2013 - ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces that it will hold its 21st annual global Charity Day on Tuesday 3 December 2013. On this day, 100% of ICAP's revenues and commissions generated globally will be donated to more than 200 charities worldwide.
Since the first Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised more than £100 million for the benefit of approximately 1,400 well-deserving charities worldwide. Last year's donation of £11 million was equivalent to approximately 4% of ICAP's full year pre-tax profit. This year 16 charities in the UK will benefit and are listed below.
As part of the day's activities, ICAP invites the charities' celebrity patrons to join the Company in more than 60 offices worldwide to speak to ICAP's customers and help boost trading volumes for the day. This year, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will attend ICAP Charity Day, supporting Shelterbox and the National Osteoporosis Society. The full list of celebrities attending will be announced on the day. His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Darcey Bussell, Boris Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Mo Farah have been just a few of those who have lent their support to ICAP in previous years.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer of ICAP, said: "Since our very modest beginnings in 1993, Charity Day has grown into a truly extraordinary global event. The charities we have supported have made a difference to hundreds of thousands of lives. Against the backdrop of a difficult economic environment, we recognise the challenges faced by charities in raising funds and we are extremely grateful to our customers, suppliers and employees for their efforts. On this, ICAP’s 21st Charity Day, together we will all give 100%."
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Notes to Editors
ICAP Charity Day was set up to make a significant difference to charities, by ICAP giving away all its revenue and commissions on one day each year, equivalent to approximately 4% of annual pre-tax profits, enabling the Company to make large donations to a number of charities. Since the first charity day in 1993, ICAP has raised more than £100m for charity from over 60 offices worldwide. For more information on ICAP Charity Day and a full list of this year's global beneficiaries please go to www.icapcharityday.com.
2013 UK Charities supported by ICAP Charity Day
- Alzheimer’s Research UK
- ChildHope UK
- Howletts Wild Animal Trust
- JLS Foundation
- Kidney Research UK
- Look Good Feel Better
- Lord Mayor's Appeal 2013
- Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
- Sailors’ Society
- The Guildhall School of Music & Drama
- The National Society of Osteoporosis
- Together for Short Lives
- Women’s Aid
ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. Group companies provide services that match buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through our post trade risk and information services we help our customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, please go to www.icap.com.