Thu, Dec 25, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

New president for Hedge Funds Care

Monday, December 17, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge Funds Care, an international non-profit organization which raises funds and awareness for programs to prevent and treat child abuse, announced today that Dean C. Backer has become the new President, taking over from John M. Budzyna, who has just completed the second of his two-year terms in the post.

“John has been an incredibly effective and inspirational President since he assumed the responsibility in November 2008 from the founder, Rob Davis,” said Dr. Kathryn Conroy, Executive Director and CEO of Hedge Funds Care. “In that time, his leadership, creativity and commitment to the cause have helped Hedge Funds Care navigate safely through the international financial meltdown in 2009 and into three years of increasing revenue allowing for increasing amounts of money for organizations to do the work of preventing and treating child abuse.”

John has been active in the organization as one of the original founders since 1998 and will remain available for help and guidance to the organization.

Dean C. Backer has been a Partner at Goldman Sachs since 2002. He is the Global Head of Sales and Capital Introduction in the Global Securities Services business at Goldman Sachs. Dean also serves on the GS Pine Street Board of Directors and is a member of the Advisory Board for the State University of New York at Albany. Dean has worked closely with and has serviced the Hedge Fund and broader Alternative Asset Industry for most of his 21 year current tenure at Goldman. In addition to his commitment to Hedge Funds Care, he also serves on the boards of UJA-Federation of New York, and of Comprehensive Development, Inc., a non-profit organization working on education for at-risk youth based in New York City.

“I am a parent. And as a parent I cannot imagine an issue more important to address than the abuse of children. I am honored to be the President of an organization that prevents and treats child abuse. It is essential that we continue working to increase the visibility, funding and understanding of the important mission that Hedge Funds Care represents,” said Dean Backer, President of Hedge Funds Care.

Hedge Funds Care

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link fails to live up to expectation so far[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: In a report, Reuters said that demand has been subdued with the bulk of activities coming from short-term speculative investors. Las

  2. Investing - Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014, Paulson & Co takes stake in Salix on heels of inventory issues[more]

    Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014 From Valuewalk.com: The healthcare sector started the year on a turbulent note, as stocks of many major biotechnology companies were battered. However, most of the players in this sector have bounced back. The BarclayHedge Healthcare & Biotec

  3. North America - Why Steve Cohen, Connecticut hedge fund billionaire, gives so much in New York[more]

    From Insidephilantrophy.com: Billionaire Steve Cohen was born in Great Neck, New York before attending Wharton, working on Wall Street and then founding SAC Capital Advisors in Connecticut. Though his company (Point72) and foundation are based in Connecticut, Cohen and Alexandra are deeply connected

  4. Investing - Soros buys a highly speculative biotech in the third quarter[more]

    From Fool.com: …The Soros Fund bought 25,000 shares of the struggling small-cap biopharma Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter. For those of you who haven't heard of this name, suffice to say that this was a surprising buy in light of the company's recent problems and poor outlook going for

  5. CFTC Revokes Registrations of Illinois Resident Aleks A. Kins and Chicago-based AlphaMetrix, LLC[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it has revoked the registration of Aleks A. Kins of Chicago, Illinois, as an Associated Person and the registrations of AlphaMetrix, LLC (AlphaMetrix), a Delaware limited liability company with its