Fundraiser to help children in need

A charity cocktail evening to raise funds to help children needing paediatric emergency care and children at risk from abuse will be held on Sunday, 1 May.

The event is being organised by the people behind the GAIM Ops Cayman hedge fund conference which is being held from Monday to Wednesday next week.

Last year, the organisers and sponsors of the conference raised more than $38,000 for charity at the event which was attended by more than 200 people.

This year, the second annual charity cocktail evening, organised by the Institute for International Research and sponsored by Walkers, Lowenstein Sandler and iFind Group, supports the same two charities that benefited from the event last year: R Baby, which is a non-profit foundation focused on saving babies’ lives through improving paediatric emergency care, and Hedge Funds Care, which raises funds and awareness within the hedge fund industry to help prevent and treat child abuse.

R Baby Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that babies, including those in the first month of life suffering from viral infections and other infectious diseases, receive the highest quality of care and service. Hedge Funds Care, through its regional and international fundraising events, generally grants funds raised at each event within the local region to organisations selected and evaluated on the basis of their ability to address child abuse.

The charity cocktail event will be held at Hemingway’s restaurant on Seven Mile Beach on Sunday, 1 May, 6pm to 8pm, at which cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Admission costs US$79 per person and is open to all delegates of the GAIM Ops Cayman conference, as well as any local industry participants who do not have to be registered as attending the conference.

“Walkers is delighted to be associated with this important event which provides an excellent opportunity for the local hedge fund industry to make a contribution to these extremely deserving causes,” said Ingrid Pierce, partner and Head of Walkers’ Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Group.

“We greatly appreciate the generous support by GAIM Ops Cayman, local industry participants and the hedge fund community and look forward to coming together to increase care for babies and children through support of two great charities,” said Andrew Rabinowitz, COO of Marathon Asset Management and co-founder of R Baby.

To register for the charity cocktail event, guests should call +1 888 670 8200. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

Last year, the organisers and sponsors of the conference raised more than $38,000 for charity.