Fund conference cocktail event to raise funds

Following on from last year, when more than US$40,000 was raised for charity, the organisers and some sponsors the GAIM Ops Cayman hedge fund conference are hosting another charity night.

Taking place on Sunday, 22 April from 6 to 8pm at Luca Restaurant, Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman, the third annual GAIM Ops Cayman Charity Night, will kick off this year’s conference.

Cocktails and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres will be served during the evening, which is organised by the Institute for International Research and sponsored by Walkers, Lowenstein Sandler, iFind Group, Traiana and XSP. The event supports two important charities: R Baby Foundation, which is a nonprofit foundation focused on saving babies’ lives through improving paediatric emergency care and Michael’s Mission, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life and treatment for people suffering from colorectal cancer. Additionally, a portion of the funds raised will be donated locally to the Health Services Authority’s newborn intensive care unit.

Lizzette Yearwood, chief executive officer of the Health Services Authority, expressed her appreciation to Walkers’ Cayman Islands Investment Funds Group for its initiative and drive to enhance their neonatal facilities. “It is through partnerships such as these that will assist the HSA in achieving its vision of becoming a world class facility in the region,” she said.

“Over the last two years, the GAIM Ops Cayman Charity Night has proven to be a great success – raising close to US$80,000. It is an excellent opportunity for the local hedge fund industry to make a contribution to these most deserving causes and Walkers is delighted to be associated with this event,” said Ingrid Pierce, partner and Head of Walkers’ Cayman Islands Investment Funds Group.

To register for the event, guests are requested to call 646-616-7638. Admission is priced at US$85 per person and the event 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.