May 21,2019

B. Riley FBR to Host Commissions for Charity Day Benefitting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • B. Riley FBR to host the 10th Annual Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Boxing Night during its 20th Annual Institutional Investor Conference
  • Conference to feature largest C-suite representation with approximately 300 participating companies and more than 1,200 institutional clients

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B. Riley FBR, Inc., a leading full service investment bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), will host its 2019 Commissions for Charity Day event on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. All commissions generated by B. Riley FBR’s trading desk on May 22nd will be donated to the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

Established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife Bernadette, the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation supports life-changing pediatric type 1 and 2 diabetes research and care. The Foundation also strives raise awareness for programs that help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise.

“Commissions for Charity Day is consistent with our commitment to provide our clients, partners, and friends a platform to accomplish their goals,” said Andy Moore, CEO of B. Riley FBR. “We are very proud to have been bringing companies and investors together for twenty years and, for the past ten, honored to be associated with and working to support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its commitment to improving the lives of children. We look forward to hosting a great event and contributing to a very deserving cause.”

B. Riley FBR is once again partnering with the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to host the 10th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night on May 22nd in connection with its 20th Annual Institutional Investor Conference. This exclusive event has served as a unique networking and philanthropic opportunity for the past decade. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to join legendary boxing champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, and other celebrity guests for an evening filled with riveting boxing matches and charitable auctions. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. More than $500,000 was raised in 2018. This year’s event will be held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, emceed by actor and comedian, Bill Bellamy.

“For the past ten years, the “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night has been a tremendous platform for our Foundation and has enabled us to make great strides in our fight against diabetes,” said Sugar Ray Leonard. “B. Riley FBR’s dedicated support has allowed us to bring meaningful change and continue to contribute to the life-changing research and programs this Foundation supports. We are grateful for their continued partnership and generosity, and look forward to this year’s event.”

Aligning with its own growth in recent years, B. Riley FBR’s institutional investor conference has steadily expanded each year. This year’s conference is slated to be the firm’s largest to-date with approximately 300 participating public and private companies across a broad range of industry sectors, which have been selected by the firm’s award-winning research team, and over 1,200 institutional clients through the firm’s broad distribution network expected to be in attendance. The two-day, invitation-only conference features multiple tracks of company presentations, fireside chats and private meetings between senior management teams and qualified investors, as well as numerous networking opportunities surrounding the conference.

To learn more, visit www.brileyfbr.com/investorconference.

About B. Riley FBR, Inc.

B. Riley FBR, Inc. is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research and sales and trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements and merger and acquisitions advisory services, and corporate restructuring. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research.

About B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY)

B. Riley Financial, through its subsidiaries, provides collaborative financial services and solutions tailored to fit the capital raising and financial advisory needs of public and private companies and high net worth individuals. The company operates through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B. Riley FBR, a full-service investment bank and institutional brokerage; Great American Group, a leading provider of asset disposition, appraisal, corporate advisory and valuation services; GlassRatner, a specialty financial advisory services and consulting firm; B. Riley Wealth ManagementB. Riley Asset Management and B. Riley Alternatives, which offer investment management to institutional and high net worth investors; Great American Capital Partners, which originates and underwrites senior secured loans for asset-rich companies; and B. Riley Principal Investments, which invests in or acquires companies and assets with attractive return profiles.

Media Contact:
Jo Anne McCusker
B. Riley Financial
Media Relations
jmccusker@brileyfin.com 
(646) 885-5425

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Source: B. Riley FBR, Inc.