NEW YORK & LONDON & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jefferies announced that today is the firm’s global trading day for Hurricane Harvey relief. Jefferies will offer investors around the world the opportunity to join efforts to assist those affected by the devastation of this event by trading with Jefferies.
As previously announced, Jefferies will donate all net trading commissions earned today from U.S., European and Asia equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading. In addition, Jefferies as a firm will donate $1 million itself directly, and all 3,324 employees worldwide will be given the opportunity to donate to the relief effort their salary for today. These contributions will be allocated to The American Red Cross and other worthy charities with the goal of immediately sending funds to relief efforts directly involved in providing aid and recovery.
Richard B. Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies, and Brian P. Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, commented: "All of us at Jefferies are deeply saddened and concerned about the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to those in Texas, including the people of Houston where Jefferies has a long and prominent presence. We hope this donation from Jefferies will quickly help to ease the suffering of those affected, and we encourage our employees and clients around the world to join our efforts to contribute on behalf of those in need.”
Jefferies, the world's only independent full-service global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, as well as wealth management, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK), a diversified holding company.
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