ICAP Raises £12.1 million on 18th Annual Global Charity Day
London, 9 December 2010 – ICAP (IAP.L), the world’s premier interdealer broker, raised £12.1 million (US$19 million) worldwide on its 18th annual Charity Day. This brings the total amount raised through ICAP’s Charity Day’s which started in 1993, to £76.6 million.
In London, ICAP was honored to be joined by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales, and Prince William in support of two of The Prince of Wales’s charities, Youth Business International and The Prince’s Teaching Institute as well as SkillForce, of which Prince William is Patron. Prince William executed a €17bn trade which is thought to be the largest voice-brokered, forward foreign exchange trade ever undertaken.
Daniel Craig and Geri Halliwell also visited the London office to work the phones and Sarah Jessica Parker was among the charity patrons to visit the office in New York.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer of ICAP, said: “I would like to thank all our staff, customers and suppliers, as well as our distinguished guests for the huge effort they made in raising this record figure this year.”
This number tops last year’s figure of £11.5 million and brings the total amount raised through ICAP’s Charity Days to £76.6 million. All revenues from ICAP Charity Day will go to about 200 charities globally this year.
ICAP has supported more than 1000 charities since Charity Day was started in 1993. A full list of the charities ICAP supported this year as well as more information about how ICAP's donation will make a difference can be found at www.icapcharityday.com.
Mike Sheard Director of Corporate Affairs +44 (0) 20 7050 7103
Alex Dee Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7050 7123
ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to www.icap.com
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