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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to become patrons of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives

November 1, 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to become patrons of
100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives
LONDON – 1 November, 2012: 100 Women in Hedge Funds (“100WHF”), a leading non-profit organisation for professionals in the Alternatives industry, is pleased to announce that the Duke of Cambridge will continue his patronage of 100WHF’s philanthropic initiatives, and the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will also become Patrons of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives for three years beginning January 1, 2013. 
Founded in 2001, 100WHF offers its members unique educational, professional and philanthropic opportunities, and will focus its UK philanthropy on three specially chosen charities, one for each year of the partnership.  
The charities, Action on Addiction in 2013; WellChild in 2014; and The Art Room in 2015, are part of The Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and reflect 100WHF’s three philanthropic themes: mentoring, women’s and family health, and education.
100WHF will continue to serve on The Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to lend more general support to other Forum members.
Commenting on the announcement, Mimi Drake, Global Chair of the Board of 100WHF and President of Permit Capital Advisors, said “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with The Duke of Cambridge to include The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. We share a common passion for charities in the areas of education, mentoring and family health. To date, our partnership has significantly impacted the charities we have supported and we look forward to building upon that success.”
100WHF enables its members and the broader community to make a difference through a series of global philanthropic initiatives. Through the dedication and hard work of its volunteer members and industry supporters, and their generous donations to its fundraising efforts, the organisation has made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people globally.
“When we first met The Duke of Cambridge, our shared interest in philanthropy and desire to leverage our efforts to have maximum impact formed the basis for our partnership and for our membership of TRH’s Charities Forum. That shared goal continues today, and we are pleased that the partnership will be expanded to include both The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry,” said Anne Popkin, 100WHF Association Board member and President of Symphony Asset Management.
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