By John D'Antona

Bloomberg Trades for Charity

Wall Street gives back.
Bloomberg Tradebook, an agency-focused execution broker, is holding its 5th annual Global Charity Day on Thursday, October 27.  The brokerage will raise money for charitable organizations across New York, London and Hong Kong.
Bloomberg will donate a percentage of the commissions raised during the trading day that support a range of causes, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Jumpstart, the March of Dimes, the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Victor Cruz Foundation.
The event, which features celebrities acting as sales traders picking up the buy-side’s trading orders, features new and returning celebrity ambassadors Jon Bon Jovi, Victor Cruz, Boomer Esiason and Bridget Moynahan. They will be joined by Bloomberg Tradebook’s President & CEO Glenn Lesko on the trading desk for Charity Day’s fund-raising efforts in New York.
Having raised nearly $4 million to support charitable causes since 2012, Bloomberg Tradebook’s Charity Day underscores the firm’s commitment to corporate citizenry and joining the financial community in supporting worthy causes. Last year’s event generated $1.25 million in gross commissions.
“As we celebrate our fifth Charity Day, we continue to receive immense support from the industry around our philanthropic endeavors,” said Glenn Lesko, CEO and President of Bloomberg Tradebook.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be joining the festivities around 10:45am and will be speaking shortly to the crowd after manning the phones and taking trade orders.
Among other celebrities slated to attend:
Kyle MacLachlan
Anne Vyalitsyna
Padma Lakskmi
Donny Deutsch
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Mark Herzlich
Claudio Reyna
Separate Charity Day Events will be held in New York, London and Hong Kong during trading hours, with additional activities in Sao Paulo.
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