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Help For Children Appoints New Affiliate Board Chairs In UK And Asia

Help For Children (HFC) has appointed new HFC Affiliate Board Chairs for HFC Asia and HFC United Kingdom. Effective immediately, chairing the HFC Asia Affiliate Board is Vanessa Hemavathi, Head of Investment Services (Asia) for Privium Fund Management and chairing the HFC United Kingdom Affiliate Board is Jack Inglis, Chief Executive Officer of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association).

“I am very pleased to welcome Vanessa and Jack as our new Affiliate Board Chairs for HFC Asia and HFC United Kingdom,” said Dean Backer, Chairman of the HFC Global Board of Directors and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. “They each bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will be an incredible asset to HFC’s ability to protect and heal children in the Hong Kong and London metropolitan areas.”

“HFC allows the alternative investment industry to come together to create greater social impact for the community,” said Hemavathi. “I am delighted to be working alongside such dynamic individuals to drive the efforts of HFC Asia further.”

“I am delighted to assume the UK Affiliate Board Chair for Help For Children, a charity that is close to my heart and has its origins in the hedge fund industry,” said Inglis. “Having participated in many HFC fundraising initiatives I have first-hand experience of the impact of HFC’s work, and I feel honoured to play my part in driving forward its mission to make the world a better and safer place for children.”

Vanessa Hemavathi is currently Head of Investment Service (Asia) for Privium Fund Management based in Hong Kong. Prior to this she was the Global Program Director for the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program where she spearheaded the growth of the company to a global franchise. She also worked at the Wall Street Journal in Singapore and Hong Kong where she spearheaded commercial strategy for Asia. She led the networking committee as chair for Women in Finance Asia from 2018 till 2019 and currently serves as senior advisor to the committee.

Jack Inglis is the Chief Executive Officer of AIMA. He has been in the financial services industry and closely involved with hedge funds for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays, where he was prior to joining AIMA. From 2007 to 2010, he was CEO of London based hedge fund manager, Ferox Capital Management, and served as a non-executive director of London Capital Group plc. Inglis currently sits on the board of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University.

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