Norwood raises £200,000 in first virtual corporate event

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Norwood raises £200,000 in first virtual corporate event

Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management spoke about his wife being taken in by the charity as an orphan, which 'saved the life of someone who was very close to me'

Bill Browder
Bill Browder

A charity supporting young people with learning disabilities and autism has raised a staggering £200,000 at its first virtual corporate event.

Norwood welcomed more than 200 investment professionals from London and New York last Thursday, with funds going towards supporting families in crisis amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Sponsored by international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, the online event included an address from Bill Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, whose wife, an orphan, had been taken in by the charity 55 years ago.

He told guests she “was taken care of and eventually adopted by a nice Jewish family so, for me, Norwood has a real personal significance because it saved the life of someone who was very close to me.”

Also addressing the event was Nathaniel Meyohas, a partner at Blandford Capital, who remarked “that in spite of the event’s necessary limitations, the content this year was the best ever” including the “huge privilege of hearing Paul Singer and Jeff Aronson, two industry titans, share their thoughts on the current economic environment.”

Bill Browder, right, told Gordon Singer, equity partner and head of the London office of Elliott Management, why Norwood is a cause close to his heart
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