Icap held its 24th annual global Charity Day today, with 100% of company revenues and commissions for the day being donated to a selection of over 200 charities around the world.
Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, Icap has raised over £127 million for more than 2,000 well-deserving causes worldwide.
In 2015 alone, the company raised £7.5 million globally on Charity Day, the equivalent of approximately 3% of ICAP's full year pre-tax profit for the 2015/2016 financial year.
Futures for Kids, the fund raising effort on behalf of the futures and options industry for charities which work to provide better lives and futures for children internationally, is planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary with its first ever fun run.
FFK has raised over £2 million in the 10 years since it was established and has traditionally organised a Walk to Work event – this year it is stepping up a gear. The 10km run – a 5km run is also available – takes place on Wednesday, 23 May from 6.00pm at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in Stratford, London.
Citi says it has raised a record $7 million through the 2018 edition of its annual e for Education campaign. Launched in 2013 by Citi's foreign exchange and local markets (FXLM), the initiative has raised $30 million over the past six years in support of several key projects focused on youth education and literacy.
The banks says that more than 300,000 students have been supported by the campaign globally through various initiatives spanning 28 countries worldwide. Citi's FXLM business donates $1 for every $1million of FX that clients traded via a broad range of electronic platforms including its single-dealer platform Citi Velocity and CitiFX Pulse for corporate clients. For the first time this year, the campaign also included local market bonds, in addition to FX.