Joe Torre to Present manager of Marathon Asset Management with “Award for Caring”

HeartNew York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former New York Yankees Manager, Chairman of The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, and prior recipient of the Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC) award, Joe Torre, will present Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards with the Award for Caring during the 16th Annual New York Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit. Mr. Torre was recognized in 2012 by HFC for his dedication to ending the cycle of domestic violence, and its effects on children, after experiencing abuse as a child in his own home in Brooklyn.

Mr. Torre is looking forward to presenting the award to Bruce Richards of Marathon. He said, “I was grateful to receive the HFC award two years ago. It is my honor to present the award on behalf of HFC to Bruce Richards.”

Mr. Richards is a Managing Partner and CEO of the multi-billion global credit market focused hedge fund Marathon Asset Management. His is a strong supporter of HFC, Safe at Home, Earth Day Network, UJA, the Birds Nest Foundation, the R Baby Foundation, and other vital non-profit organizations. Marathon was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York City with offices in London and Singapore.

The annual HFC benefit, one of the hedge fund industry’s premier charity events, will take place on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street, New York City). The event will unite 1,000 hedge fund executives for an evening that will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, networking, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Proceeds will fund programs focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The Co-chairs for this year’s gala are Dylan Curley, Managing Director and Head of Business Development, Hedge Funds America, at J.P. Morgan, and Gerry Polizzi, Managing Director and Senior Prime Brokerage Relationship Manager for UBS Prime Services.

A limited number of tickets, sponsorship packages, and program journal ads are still available. For inquiries please contact Valerie Giannuzzi at

About Help For Children

Help For Children (“HFC”), also known as Hedge Funds Care, is an international charity dedicated to funding programs focused on preventing and treating child abuse. Since its inception in 1998, HFC has awarded over 1,000 grants totaling more than $37 million. HFC is the only grant making public charity that focuses exclusively on funding this cause. Funds for HFC are raised through events in more than 11 cities in the US, the UK, Canada, and Cayman Islands, and granted to community organizations addressing this issue. HFC has occasionally singled out prominent individuals for their outstanding charitable support. Event honorees have included Michael Vranos, CEO of Ellington Management, Kenneth Tropin, Chairman of Graham Capital Management, Michael Novogratz, President of Fortress Investment Group, and former New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre. Previous Founders Award recipients include Lee Daniels, director of “Precious” and Sen. Scott Brown, author of “Against All Odds”, his own gripping biography of abuse.

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