On Thursday, February 7th, The Execu|Search Group had the honor of partnering with Hedge Funds Care’s Young Professionals Committee as a sponsor of Hedge Funds’ Night Out. The event, which was held at Parlor New York, was attended by 250 alternative investment professionals from the New York City area. This sold-out event provided attendants with the perfect opportunity to meet new contacts within the industry, and have a good time while supporting an excellent cause.
Hedge Funds Care is an international organization supported largely by the hedge fund industry that aims to prevent and treat child abuse. Since its inception in 1998, Hedge Funds Care has awarded over 930 grants totaling more than $33 million. The money that the organization raises is donated to local nonprofit causes that address child abuse through education, prevention, intervention, research, advocacy, and training.
After being approached to attend an event last year, Peter Riccio, Senior Managing Director within our Accounting/Finance division, has become very involved in this cause. Riccio who himself now serves on the organization’s Young Professionals Committee believes Hedge Funds Care is the most important cause he could get involved in because it supports young victims who often suffer in silence and typically lack advocates from their own families . As he began attending events, through Hedge Funds Care, Peter encouraged the firm to offer its support. “I thought Hedge Funds Care was a perfect fit for both myself and The Execu|Search Group. Because of our vast network of relationships within the alternate investment space, I knew we would be able to reach out and encourage our contacts to help support this great cause!”
To learn more about Hedge Funds Care and the initiatives it supports, please visit its homepage, here.