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Gaining the Edge announces charity beneficiaries of its second Annual Global Virtual Cap Intro Event

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The second annual Gaining the Edge – Global Virtual Cap Intro 2021 to benefit at-risk youth was a record setting event in the alternative investment industry, with over 1,900 registrants. Based on its success, the firm is considering an in person event at a Florida venue in January 2022. Gaining the Edge is proud to donate a quarter million dollars to charity because of the event.

The following three charities were the event’s main beneficiaries: 

Help for Children is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. 

Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community center that provides children a safe, consistent, structured and loving environment in which to thrive. 

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Provides an environment of strength and hope where children and their families are empowered to achieve greater success together. 

This most recent event included two opening day webinars titled, Use of Hedge Funds to Enhance the Risk Adjusted Returns of a Pension Fund Portfolio. Webinar panelists included: 

  • Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Marcus Frampton, CFA, CAIA, FRM 
  • Fairfax County Police Officers Retirement System, Katherine Molnar, CFA 
  • Indiana Public Retirement System, Joe Tolen, CAIA 
  • New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association, Frank J. Mihail, CFA, CAIA 
  • South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission, Justin Young, CAIA 
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Jason Rector, CFA 
  • State of Wyoming, Matt Smagacz, CFA, FRM 
  • The World Bank, Mohamed Farid 

When asked about the focus on supporting at-risk youth, Don Steinbrugge, the founder of both Agecroft Partners and Gaining the Edge responds: “We believe that every child, regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation deserves to be treated with kindness, given confidence in their future and provided with an equal opportunity to succeed. Gaining the Edge LLC will continue to donate 100 per cent of profits from its Hedge Fund Conferences and Hedge Fund Education Webinar Series, as well as a large portion from its cap intro events to charities that benefit children.” Gaining the Edge LLC and Agecroft Partners are proud to have donated over USD2.7 million to non-profit organisations that benefit at-risk youth. 

The Gaining the Edge team seeks to involve the industry professionals who support its events in helping to choose which organizations that benefit at risk youth receive donations. Managers can join the event by paying a modest registration fee or making a larger direct donation to a charity of their choosing. Additionally, investors who participate in a large number of meetings can direct Gaining the Edge to donate to a children’s charity of their choice. 

With appreciation, the event organizers recognize the following fund managers for their direct donations to charities in conjunction with Gaining the Edge – Global Virtual Cap Intro 2021: 

  • BroadReach — EMpower 
  • Deer Park Road — Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide 
  • EDL Capital — Save the Children 
  • HonTe Advisors — Peer Health Exchange 
  • Kalo Capital — Covenant House California, Promises2Kids 
  • Night Owl Capital — Greenwich United Way 
  • Prince Street — Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon 
  • Rye Bay Capital — Children with Cancer UK 
  • Sierra Global — Minds Matter 
  • Water Asset Management — WaterAid 
  • Windsor Securities / MFIP — Student Conservation Association 


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