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100 Women in Hedge Funds raises HKD$ 2.8 million (in gross proceeds) at its inaugural Hong Kong Gala

November 21, 2013

HRH The Countess of Wessex presents Hannah Goodwin with the 100WHF Asian Industry Leadership Award

Hong Kong - 21 November, 2013 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds (“100WHF”), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternative investments industry announced at its inaugural Hong Kong Gala that it successfully raised $HKD 2.8 million in gross proceeds through the Gala and other fundraising, in support of The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) and in affiliation with The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation. 

The 100WHF Hong Kong Gala was held yesterday evening at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and was attended by more than 200 leaders from across the alternative investment industry in Asia.  HRH The Countess of Wessex was the guest of honour at the Gala event, in her newly appointed role as Global Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

During the evening, HRH The Countess of Wessex presented Hannah Goodwin, recently retired from Citigroup, with the 100WHF Asian Industry Leadership Award, for her outstanding contributions to the industry over 20 years in Hong Kong.

“100 Women in Hedge Funds is very grateful for the support of HRH The Countess of Wessex at our inaugural Gala event in Hong Kong.” said Carol Kim, Managing Director, Blackstone and Co-Founder of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. “During the evening, we were pleased to recognise Hannah Goodwin’s leadership in the Hong Kong financial community, as well as raise funds to support The Hong Kong Award for Young People, in affiliation with The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation.”

The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) is a Hong Kong based charitable organisation which operates The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.  The Award is a youth development programme which combines practical experience and life skills to equip young people for life.  AYP was established in Hong Kong in 1961 and to date, more than 56,000 local young people have participated in the Award Scheme in over 600 youth organisations, secondary schools, tertiary institutes, uniformed groups and government departments.

Pui-wing LAI, Chief  Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP), said "We are tremendously grateful to 100 Women in Hedge Funds for supporting AYP to help our young people to discover their hidden abilities, to gain their sense of achievement by overcoming challenges, and to become responsible citizens."

To make a donation to our 100WHF 2013 Hong Kong beneficiary, please contact Amanda Pullinger, Executive Director of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

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