HELP FOR CHILDREN APPOINTS TWO NEW MEMBERS TO GLOBAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Help For Children is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Global Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Jennifer Collins and Mark Salameh, effective June 22, 2016.

At the meeting on June 22, 2016, Renée Skolaski, Executive Director and CEO, informed the Global Board, “Our newest Board members embody the mission of HFC and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to make the world a safer place for children.”

A supporter of Hedge Funds Care Cayman since 2007, Jennifer Collins is an Independent Director at Carne Group, a global leader in fund governance.  She is a highly experienced Cayman Islands fund director with over 15 years of experience in the investment fund industry.  Jennifer has a strong knowledge of investment fund structures and their administration having worked with many of the world’s leading asset managers.    Prior to joining Carne, Jennifer worked with Elian Fund Services, UBS Fund Services, Fortis Fund Services, PwC and KPMG.  Jennifer has served as a Board member of Hedge Funds Care Cayman since 2013.

A supporter of HFC since 2003, Mark Salameh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry.  Mark brings over 20 years of business management, sales and marketing experience across the alternative asset management industry with a specific focus on events. Over the past two decades, Mark’s primary focus has been on building solution based businesses within the alternative asset management industry that cater to allocators and managers. Prior to Context Summits, Mark held several management and senior level positions with financial media and event companies including MARHedge, Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial.

Dean Backer, HFC Board Chair, thanked both new members for their interest and willingness to deepen their commitment to HFC. “Your capacity to help us achieve our mission is great and I really appreciate that you have chosen to spend your time and energy with HFC in this way. I look forward to working with you both.”

About Help For Children

Help For Children (HFC), established in 1998 as Hedge Funds Care, is a global foundation supported by the alternative asset management sector.  Its sole mission is to support efforts to prevent and treat child abuse.  Help For Children raises money and awards grants in 12 major cities in the United States, Asia, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the United Kingdom.  HFC is largely a volunteer-driven organization with professionals from the hedge fund and alternative asset management industry serving on the Board and on local committees that plan events and evaluate proposals.  For more information, visit www.hfc.org.

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