A note from our Chairman.

2020 has been a very unusual year and I hope that everyone in our community has stayed safe and well and got through these challenging times ok.

Our industry has been relatively lucky and we have been able to function well in an online / locked down environment. However, our local charities – the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Odyssey House NSW – have been hit hard and need our support more than ever to continue the life-saving work they do each day.

Sadly we are not all meeting up at the Ivy this year to celebrate the successes of some of our colleagues. We have cancelled the formal event and instead we are excited to launch the Great Charity Calcutta Challenge.

This challenge has two components, the first is the Golden Bull event,  open to leading fund managers and our previous Calcutta supporters led by our event supporter Evans and Partners (E&P).

Before I go, I would like to say a big thank you to Shaw and Partners who have already made a massive difference to our selected charities with their annual markets fund raising day. Thanks to all of you who supported them on the day.

I am also delighted to announce that last year’s winner of the main Calcutta was Steve Bruce from Perennial Value. An up and coming e-commerce business called Red Bubble was the winning entry that recovered beautifully after an early stumble. Steve and Perennial have been incredibly generous in donating back to the charities the $85,000 winnings. Thanks guys.

Thanks also to our supporters Evans and Partners (E&P)Refinitiv and Livewire for their support, and finally to YOU for taking up the challenge.

So let’s rally together and make a real difference!

Charlie Lanchester
Chairman, Australian Fund Managers Foundation