Distinguished guests representing many participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with clients in BGC Partners’ offices in London and New York as well as Paris, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Sydney, and other locations, and at Cantor’s New York office. Approximately $12 million was raised for charities globally at the companies’ Annual Charity Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

2013 Charity Day in New York

At BGC’s New York offices, guests included musicians Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Sean “Diddy” Combs, actors Tony Sirico, Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, Jenny McCarthy who is co-host of The View, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN 660 AM Radio who broadcast live from BGC, New York Knicks starters Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Metta World Peace and other Knicks players, coach Jason Kidd and Deron Williams from the Brooklyn Nets, New York Rangers alumni Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves, Mark Teixeira from the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, baseball greats Tommy John and Al Leiter, 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, ‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon, supermodels Carol Alt and Lily Aldridge, and many others.

2013 Charity Day in London

In London, BGC’s celebrity guests included: HRH Prince Harry and HRH Prince William, actors Sean Bean, Idris Elba and Sheridan Smith, comedian Jennifer Saunders, television personalities David Hasselhoff and Chris Evans, manager of Tottenham Hotspur football club Andre Villas-Boas, rock musician Ronnie Wood, singers and songwriters Rod Stewart and Melanie C, former Formula One racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart, and model Penny Lancaster, among many others.

2013 Charity Day Around the World

Begun in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day has expanded to assist charitable causes worldwide, in concert with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Since its inception Charity Day has raised approximately $101 million globally.