We have a passionate commitment to community service and charity. Please see the following for some of our important charitable initiatives:
- Global Charity Day
- Never was our commitment to people so clear as on September 11, 2001. Following the devastating attack on our headquarters at the World Trade Center, our CEO, Howard Lutnick, and our surviving employees and affiliates created the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund to take care of the families of the 658 colleagues and friends who perished on that day. We and our affiliates committed 25% of profits for five years and committed to pay for 10 years of healthcare for the families of those we lost.
Since 2001, that commitment to people has never faltered. Once a year, on the September 11th anniversary, BGC and its affiliates, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate these 658 friends and colleagues, and 61 Eurobrokers employees, who perished on September 11, 2001. We host an annual Charity Day, where we donate our global revenue to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which distributes these funds to over 150 charities worldwide. This unique way of creating something positive and life-affirming from the tragedy has raised approximately $159 million so far. Learn more about Charity Day here www.bgcpartners.com/charity-day
- Disaster Relief
- We also support victims of disasters because we were there once and understand that feeling all too well. In January 2019, more than 200 volunteers from BGC and its affiliates, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, along with many of our friends from the New York community and clients from Banco Santander and Scotiabank, traveled to Puerto Rico to aid in its recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This operation distributed $4 million in $1,000 Payoneer® prepaid cards to thousands of families still suffering from the devastation. Learn more about disaster relief here
- Diversity & Equal Opportunity
- Our employees are incentivized through our commitment to employee equity ownership throughout our company, across the globe. We provide comprehensive and competitive benefits to protect the health, well-being and financial security of our employees. We also train and support our employees so they can maximize their potential.
We believe in equal opportunity. We consider all qualified applicants for job openings and promotions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on the ability of employees to do their jobs well.
As a global enterprise with offices in approximately 30 countries, we are diverse in many ways. We seek to further diversify our workplaces through our recruitment and retention. We honor this commitment through programs like our Network of Women (“NOW”), which supports the recruitment, development and retention of women across our organization.
We also have a recruitment partnership with Hampton University, a Virginia institution with a historic role in empowering African-Americans through education. We further participate in job fairs and job boards that are focused on reaching a diverse applicant pool. Learn more about careers at BGC here.
- Gender Pay Information and EEOC Reporting
- In the United Kingdom, we annually publish gender pay information – see here – and in the United States we report on the diversity of our workforce composition (including gender and race) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on an annual basis.
- Human Rights and Slavery Statement
- BGC is committed to upholding human rights, both within our operations as well as throughout our supply chain. We are strongly opposed to modern slavery and human trafficking and will not knowingly support or conduct business with any organisation participating in such activities. You can read our statement on modern slavery here.