London, 25 September, 2008
100 Women in Hedge Funds held its annual charity gala in London last night. All proceeds from this event and the recent garden party in Geneva will go to Wellbeing of Women, a charity focused on research and education benefitting the health of families in the UK and beyond.
Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer members, and the huge support of the hedge fund and wider financial industry, the proceeds will enable Wellbeing of Women to continue its vital work in the community, including research during pregnancy to screen for and help prevent Cerebral Palsy in babies.
About Wellbeing of Women (www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk)
Wellbeing of Women is the only UK charity dedicated to solving the health problems that solely affect women by funding medical research and training in all aspects of reproductive and gynaecological health. Wellbeing of Women is part of the 2008 Lord Mayor's Appeal, which raises money for charitable causes on behalf of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
About 100 Women in Hedge Funds (www.100womeninhedgefunds.org)
100 Women in Hedge Funds serves 10,000 alternative investment management investors and practitioners through unique educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first session in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 150 events globally, connected more than 150 senior women through Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $14 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's health, education and mentoring.