Hedge Funds Care UK to hold Autumn event

12 Oct, 2012

Hedge Funds Care UK (HFC) will hold its Autumn Affair at the Rose Club in London on October 25 in aid of vulnerable children.

This comes less than a month after HFC’s successful golf day at the Grove in Hertfordshire, which raised £20,000 for a variety of young peoples’ charities including Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, Family Matters, Imara and Eaves for Women.

HFC, established by Robert Mirsky, head of hedge funds group at KPMG in London, has donated north of £1.5 million since inception in 2006 to a number of good causes. The charity raised a whopping £400,000 in 2012 – a record – despite the tough economic conditions.

Robert Mirsky, chairman of HFC, said he hoped 2012 would be another record breaker. HFC has already raised £50,000 through its Spring Fling, Summer Showcase and Indoor Triathlon. “We have not even had the flagship black tie dinner – the Hedge Funds Care UK Benefit - in December yet so I am very optimistic about 2012,” commented Mirsky.

The Benefit, to be held at the Science Museum on December 6, will feature a silent auction and stand-up from comic Omid Djalili. “Dara Ó Briain was fantastic last year and he will be a hard act to follow,” said Mirsky.

Philanthropy is prolific in the hedge fund industry. Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), the charity established by Arpad Busson of Switzerland based fund of funds EIM, and Paul Marshall and Ian Wace, founders of Marshall Wace, raised £14.5 million at its annual dinner earlier in the year.

“Hedge funds are renowned for being philanthropic. Even though there is so much economic uncertainty, the hedge fund community is still giving to good causes. Many donations nowadays, given the cuts in public services, are a vital lifeline to charities and good causes,” said Mirsky.

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