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Giving back to fight child abuse

- Amoryn Engel Photos by George Pimentel Photograph­y

Canadian hedge fund and financial services industry profession­als came together at The Storys Bui-lding in Toronto for the 12th an nual “Open Your Hearts to the Children” gala.

Hedge Funds Care/ Help for Children Canada was establishe­d in 2004 as a way for the Canadian h- edge fund community to give back to organiza tions that provide prevention services to children and families who are at risk of abuse and neglect, and treatment to children who have been victims of abuse.

Attendees were treated to an evening of fine food, premium Italian beer courtesy of sponsor Peroni and a wonderful silent auction.

Sprott Asset Management, lead sponsor of the gala, was presented with a special award recognizin­g the firm’s support of HF for more than 10 years.

All of the funds raised through the Hedge Funds Care Gala are distribute­d through grants to local, community- based organizati­ons devoted to preventing child abuse. This is accomplish­ed t- hrough education, prevention, interventi­on, re search, advocacy and training programs.

The grant recipients were Native Family and Child Service, Child Developmen­t Institute, East Metro Youth Services, Kids Help Phone and Boost. To date more than 49 grants have been awarded to organizati­ons across the country.

Laura Reid of KP Lindsay Artkin of Aston Hill Financial and Kim Yeung of Kensington Capital Partners served as co- chairs of this year’s event.

“- Once again the hedge fund and broader financial services industry in Canada showed its true philanthro­pic colours — raising both money a- nd awareness for this very important and un fortunatel­y often- overlooked cause,” said HF president and director C-orey Goldman. “The dol lars raised continue to allow us to fund programs and research that otherwise wouldn’t be able to operate.”

This annual event has now raised more than $2.5 million.

Sponsors included lead sponsor Sprott Asset Management as well as Bank of Nova Scotia, Citco Canada, Arrow Capital Management, Deloitte Canada, Picton Mahoney Asset Ma-nagement, Polar Securities and TD Securities.

 ??  ?? Editte Malile of RP Investment Advisors and Stewart Udall
of Scotiabank.
Editte Malile of RP Investment Advisors and Stewart Udall of Scotiabank.
 ??  ?? Hedge Funds Care Gala 2015 co- chairs Lindsay Artkin of Aston Hill Financial and Kim Yeung of Kensington
Capital Partners.
Hedge Funds Care Gala 2015 co- chairs Lindsay Artkin of Aston Hill Financial and Kim Yeung of Kensington Capital Partners.
 ??  ?? Brad MacAuley of Sprott Asset Management, left, accepts an award recognizin­g Sprott’s 10 years of supporting HFC Canada from Corey Goldman, president of HFC Canada.
Brad MacAuley of Sprott Asset Management, left, accepts an award recognizin­g Sprott’s 10 years of supporting HFC Canada from Corey Goldman, president of HFC Canada.
 ??  ?? Nihal Youssef and Shezan Mukadam, both of UBS.
Nihal Youssef and Shezan Mukadam, both of UBS.
 ??  ?? Asher Chohan and Michael Goulopoulo­s, both of the
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Asher Chohan and Michael Goulopoulo­s, both of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
 ??  ?? Katrina Rempel of BMO and Mark Purdy
of Arrow Capital Management.
Katrina Rempel of BMO and Mark Purdy of Arrow Capital Management.
 ??  ?? Mike Newton and Daniel Dorenbush of Scotiabank.
Mike Newton and Daniel Dorenbush of Scotiabank.
 ??  ?? Denis Montpetit and Heather Budd of UBS.
Denis Montpetit and Heather Budd of UBS.
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