LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a leading, full service investment bank and wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (OTCBB: RILY), will host its Commissions for Charity Day event on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. B. Riley will donate all commissions generated through its trading desk to The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.
Following in the philanthropic footsteps of other prominent Wall Street firms and in connection with its 16th Annual Investor Conference on May 12-14, 2015, B. Riley partnered with the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its support of type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and awareness to help children lead healthier, more productive lives through diet and exercise.
"The purpose of Commissions for Charity Day is to provide our valued clients and employees with a unique opportunity to support a great charity and affect meaningful change," said the company's Chairman Bryant Riley. "Over the years we have admired other leading Wall Street firms instill this concept, which inspired us to expand our firm-wide commitment to an important cause."
Commissions for Charity Day is in addition to the 6th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night, which supports the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. B. Riley conference attendees will join legendary boxing champ, Sugar Ray Leonard, and other celebrities for the exclusive event at Hollywood's landmark Dolby Theater, with the evening to include a professional boxing card, food, and musical entertainment.
This prestigious invitation-only event will be emceed by actor and comedian, Bill Bellamy, and attended by approximately 1,500 guests, including executives from more than 250 companies, institutional investors, financial services professionals, celebrities, and sports legends.
"B. Riley's generous support over the past six years has been invaluable to the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation," said Sugar Ray Leonard. "In addition to the 'Big Fighters, Big Cause' charity boxing event, the Commissions for Charity Day will help further our foundation's efforts to combat Type 1 diabetes. B. Riley chose to contribute commissions from one of the firm's highest trading commission days of the year, which reflects B. Riley's unique culture and commitment to helping others."
About The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to raising funds for research and awareness towards a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org.
About B. Riley & Co.
B. Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & 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. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com.
For more information on the conference, visit www.brileyco.com/conference.
B. Riley & Co, LLC is part of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (OTCBB: RILY) which provides collaborative financial services and solutions through several subsidiaries, including: Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Asset Management, LLC, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management, a division of B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families. B. Riley Financial, Inc. is headquartered in Los
Angeles with offices in major financial markets throughout the United States and Europe. For more information on B. Riley Financial, Inc. please visit www.brileyfin.com.
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