Last updated: 10:42 / Wednesday, 4 August 2021
An Initiative of Funds Society, Ninety One and MFS

The Financial Industry Comes Together to Help the Victims of the Surfside Collapse in Miami

From 09-Sep-2021
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  • The event will take place at the Rusty Pelican in Miami on September 9th at 6:30pm
  • Funds Society, NinetyOne and MFS will be joined in support of the event by AXA IM, Janus Henderson, Schroders, Jupiter, Insigneo, Bolton Capital, RWC and Natixis IM
  • Sponsorship opportunities are still open, please consider joining us

On September 9th at 6:30 p.m. (Miami time), Funds Society will be partnering with MFS and Ninety One to host a fundraiser for the victims of the collapse of Champlain Towers South at the Surfside condominium. This terrible tragedy has touched the South Florida community in its heart, and unfortunately, we all know someone who has been affected. The Miami asset and wealth management industry is pulling up an effort to raise US$50,000.00 for the victims.

The event will be held at the Rusty Pelican and all proceeds will be donated to Global Empowerment Mission, which is collecting for three distinct funds which support the residents themselves, a general program on the collapse, and  the  relocation efforts for the survivors who lived in the building. We invite you to take a look at the programs through this link.

Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are still open and we truly hope to engage the key players in the South Florida financial industry to support this effort. 

So far, the event is supported by the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors: Funds Society, MFS and Ninety One

Gold Sponsors: AXA IM, Janus Henderson, Schroders, Insigneo, Bolton Capital and Jupiter.

Silver Sponsors: RWC and Natixis IM. 

If you would like to participate in the event either as a corporate sponsor or as an individual, please contact Elena Santiso at elena.santiso@fundssociety.com or Alicia Jiménez at alicia.jimenez@fundssociety.com. Please consider contacting us to participate in this event.

Tragedy

On June 24th, a collapse occurred at the Champlain Towers South building in the Surfside condominium that left 98 people dead. With the exception of the first few hours following the collapse, no other survivors were ever uncovered. 

As reported by Agence Press in Miami, search teams spent weeks dealing with the hazards of the rubble, which included an unstable portion of the building that was still standing, a recurring fire, and Florida's oppressive summer heat and storms. 

On July 23rd, the Miami-Dade Fire Department's search and rescue team withdrew from the site and announced at a press conference that the search was officially over. A few days later, the identity of the last missing person was confirmed, bringing the death toll to 98 and concluding that there were no more bodies amongst the rubble. 

 

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