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100 Women in Hedge Funds’ London gala raises GBP675k+ for charity, GLG’s Galia Velimukhametova awarded

Friday, October 14, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") announces that it has raised over £675,000 at its London Gala event last night at St. James's Palace, which was attended by 300 leaders from across the hedge fund industry. The net proceeds raised from the event will go to support the Child Bereavement Charity. 100WHF also presented Galia Velimukhametova, Portfolio Manager at GLG Partners, with its 2011 European Industry Leadership Award.

100WHF was honoured to host TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at this year's London Gala. The Duke of Cambridge became a Patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Philanthropic Initiatives in January 2010. Through this three-year partnership, 100WHF focuses its philanthropic endeavours on three of Prince William's Patronages: Centrepoint in 2010; the Child Bereavement Charity in 2011; and Skill Force in 2012.

Since its formation in 2001, 100WHF has raised over $24 million globally to support charities in the fields of women's and family health, mentoring and education. This year, which marks the organisation's 10th anniversary, 100WHF is focusing its charitable efforts on supporting women and family health initiatives. The Child Bereavement Charity, this year's beneficiary, is the UK's leading charity supporting those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.

Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive of Child Bereavement Charity, said, "The Child Bereavement Charity is immensely grateful to have been chosen as beneficiary of 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Gala. The funds raised will be transformational in helping us extend our reach to more bereaved children, families and professionals throughout the UK."

During this year's London Gala, 100WHF also presented Galia Velimukhametova, Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners with the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' 2011 European Industry Leadership Award. The award, given in recognition of Ms. Velimukhametova's professional talent and passion for investing, reflects her 20-year commitment to the alternatives industry.

Anne Popkin, Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, said, "This year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and throughout our 10-year history we've believed it is crucial to recognise leaders who have made significant contributions in our industry. We are therefore delighted to present this year's award to Galia - not only in appreciation of the work she has done in her field, but also for the professional success she has achieved to date."

To make a donation to Child Bereavement Charity, 100WHF's UK beneficiary of the year, please click here or contact Amanda Pullinger, Executive Director of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, at


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