A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors who are helping us fulfil our dream of raising over £150,000 for charity
Fundsmith is focused on delivering superior investment performance at a reasonable cost. It was established to be different from its peers so as to achieve a different result in line with Sir John Templeton’s axiom that “If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.” The rigorous research process of Fundsmith is central to what we do. We apply exacting standards to potential investments to produce a portfolio of resilient businesses with excellent performance. Minimising the costs we incur on behalf of our customers in implementing our strategy also sits at the heart of our philosophy.
With a history dating back to 1924, Eaton Vance and our affiliates manage US$ 433.9 billion in AUM (31/3/18). We offer an array of investment strategies through Eaton Vance Management, Hexavest, Parametric and Calvert Research and Management. We are a market leader in fixed income, offering bank loans, high yield, multi-asset credit, emerging market bonds, municipal bonds and absolute return. Our affiliates’ equity capabilities complement the long-standing fundamental, bottom-up research approach that has been an Eaton Vance hallmark for over 90 years. With a commitment to ESG principles, Eaton Vance is a signatory of the UNPRI and through Calvert offer additional capabilities in responsible investing.
Paul, who originally came up with the ridiculous idea of doing this ride, has known Abdulrahman Alfarsi for many years. They are both fanatical kite flyers and have flown huge kites together in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Abdulrahman Alfarsi particularly enjoys large kites and his kites have set several Guinness records as the Biggest Kites in the World. When Paul told Abdulrahman what he was doing and why he was doing it, Abdulrahmen immediately offered to help. Albulrahmen and his son Faris, have provided invaluable help and support over the past year to Paul and the rest of the team.
Delancey is a specialist real estate investment and advisory company with over 25 years’ experience. We believe our edge is that we think and act like a principal. Working with a wide range of assets, partners and clients, we take a diverse approach to creating value from property. Our innovative strategies exploit the potential of every aspect of real estate acquisition and management. We have the ability to be flexible in the manner in which we operate and invest and can incorporate virtually any corporate structure.
J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) is an active investment company regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). From our investment offices in London, Singapore, New York and Boston, we manage £31.1 billion of assets across a range of award-winning equity funds and segregated portfolios, with expertise in UK, US, European, Asia ex Japan, Japanese, Global/International and Emerging Markets Equities. We have recently added a Global Income Builder strategy to our product range, giving us 23 investment strategies in total.
Sandaire is an international family-owned business offering expert investment counsel to private clients, multi-generational families, charities and foundations seeking long-term support with their financial goals.
One of the first independent multi-family investment offices in the UK and Singapore, Sandaire has been helping clients manage their wealth for more than two decades. However, its heritage in financial services stretches back to the founding of the Scott Family’s pioneering insurance and investment business in 1903.
Coller Capital is one of the world’s leading investors in private equity’s secondary market. The firm acquires interests in private equity funds and portfolios of private companies from their original owners.
Founded in 1990, the firm is headquartered in London, and has offices in New York and Hong Kong. Coller’s multinational investment team – the world’s largest dedicated to secondaries – has a truly global reach.
In December 2015, the firm closed Coller International Partners VII, with capital commitments of $7.15 billion and backing from approximately 170 of the world’s leading institutional investors.
We would also like to thank all those people who have helped us make this possible
Firstly, our partners and family who have put up with our nearly obsessive training
Our colleagues who have put up with our strange working hours
Our friends who have put up with us talking about little else apart from this ride
Just Pedals who have arranged everything
Carl Robertshaw for designing such an excellent logo
Lucys Web Designs for creating such a great web site
Jonathan Mann at Blue Circle IT for hosting our web site
Claire Barry at the fantastic Blue Hour Communication for helping us with PR
Prosport Distribution for designing and making our brilliant kit