The FINANCIAL — Thomson Reuters International Financing Review (IFR) raised more than £970,000 for Save the Children, an international organisation providing relief to some of the world’s most vulnerable children, at its 15th annual awards dinner held last week. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save the Children, attended to present Credit Suisse with the coveted “Bank of the Year Award” for 2009.
During the Awards Dinner, attending investment banks pledged money for Save the Children via an interactive charity bidding board. Credit Suisse topped the bidding, bringing the total to more than £970,000.
“This was another fantastic evening hosted by Thomson Reuters IFR. It was amazing to feel the energy in the room and to see the generosity and support for Save the Children.” said Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of Save the Children. “The money raised at the IFR Awards Dinner will support our Children in Emergencies Fund, helping Save the Children respond faster and save more children’s lives when an emergency hits. This money will make a huge impact.”
"The dinner, held in the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, and attended by close to 1,000 senior investment bankers, was organised by Thomson Reuters IFR, the authoritative source of capital markets intelligence. The IFR event is recognised as the key awards ceremony for global financiers and is Save the Children’s largest single annual fundraiser," Thomson Reuters informs.
“I am thrilled by the success of the fundraising, which will make a major difference to children’s lives,” said Keith Mullin, Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters IFR. “The investment banking industry has been through an extremely tough couple of years, but the banks’ willingness to continue committing funds through this event is extremely gratifying.”
Thomson Reuters IFR award winners include:
Bank of the Year – Credit Suisse
Bond House of the Year – Barclays Capital
Equity House of the Year – JP Morgan
Loan House of the Year – JP Morgan
Derivatives House of the Year – Deutsche Bank
Restructuring House of the Year – Houlihan Lokey
Issuer of the Year – Roche
Securitisation House of the Year – Barclays Capital
Emerging Markets Bond House of the Year – JP Morgan
A full list of the 2009 winners can be viewed at www.ifrawards.com.