Asian Hedge Fund Industry Turns Out to Help Prevent Child Abuse

May 8 2015 | 11:21pm ET

Hedge Funds Care (Asia) | Help for Children Asia held its inaugural annual benefit gala earlier this week to help treat and prevent child abuse in the Asia region. 

Over 220 guests from Asia’s alternative investments industry attended the event, held at Exchange Auditorium at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and aimed at raising both awareness and funds to support programs for the treatment and prevention of child abuse across Asia.

“We are so appreciative of the support and generosity that Hedge Funds Care Asia has received from the hedge fund community at our inaugural benefit,” said Ms. Jean Sung, Chairman of Hedge Funds Care Asia. “With the money we raised, at risk children in Asia will be given the chance to receive support and services from the programs that are in line with Hedge Funds Care Asia’s mission.”

Fundraising efforts were made through silent and live auctions, raffle sales as well as direct donations from patrons and event attendees. Proceeds raised from the gala will go to support programs that treat and prevent child abuse in the Asia region. 

Sponsorship for the event came from many leading industry participants, including Akin Gump Strauss & Feld, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Citco, Ernst & Young, EZE Software, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, LIM Advisors, Northern Trust, PwC, Myriad Asset Management, Sidley Austin, SinoPac Solutions, Simmons & Simmons, State Street, Tybourne Capital Management, Walkers and many other individual sponsors.

“We’d like to thank our auction donors, table sponsors, guests and volunteers as it was a very memorable night. We look forward to creating other events that can further Hedge Funds Care Asia’s footprint in the region to help those abused children with positive interventions,” added Ms. Sung.

Established October 2014, Hong Kong-based Hedge Funds Care (Asia) | Help for Children Asia is the newest affiliate of global charity Hedge Funds Care. 

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Hedge Funds Care (Asia) is part of the global organization, Hedge Funds Care | Help For Children: Prevent and Treat Child abuse (HFC) that began 16 years ago in New York and has grown into an international nonprofit organization.

HFC has branches in 13 major cities in Canada, the United States, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom, Ireland and Hong Kong, funds more than 100 community organizations worldwide and distributes approximately $3.5 million in grants annually.

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