by Azeezat Fadekemi Sulaiman
A host of celebrities including Sir Alex Ferguson, Samuel L. Jackson and Jonathan Ross turned stock brokers for one day only at BGC in remembrance of victims of the September 11 attacks on the twin towers in the US over 12 years ago.
BGC have marked the event annually on the same date since it first happened in honour of over 658 employees who died in the attack on the twin towers by Al Qaeda terrorists in 2001 killing thousands.
The company marks the event by donating all commissions and revenue on the day, dubbed the BGC Charity Day, to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund as well as countless other charities worldwide.
At the company’s London Office, actor Samuel L. Jackson said he was both scared and excited to be trading live on the markets, while Rufus Sewell thanked the company for organising the event to raise money in aid of charity.
Since the start of the charity day, BGC have raised approximately $101 million globally.