AFME and Citi are today co-hosting a special event in Canary Wharf, as part of this year’s City Giving Day, to celebrate individuals from AFME Board member firms who have made an exceptional contribution to a charity or community group.
While City Giving Day has historically focused efforts around the Square Mile, this year AFME wanted to spotlight the hard work of people working in Canary Wharf.
Simon Lewis, Chief Executive of AFME, said: “So many firms, not just those in the City, do a great job supporting charitable and community projects, but we don’t always hear about them. AFME wanted to extend City Giving Day to celebrate some of the remarkable individuals in Canary Wharf who have made a significant contribution to the community.”
“We hope that by highlighting the efforts of some of our member firms, the public sees that giving back to society is important for this sector. Whether inspiring colleagues to participate in fundraising activities, or supporting deserving organisations, there is a range of community activity represented today.”
Among the member firms with individuals receiving certificates for their contributions are: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNY Mellon, Citi, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Lloyds Bank, Nomura and UBS.
At the celebratory event hosted at Citi’s offices in Canary Wharf, award nominees will hear from guest speaker, Alderman Peter Estlin, Sheriff-elect of the City of London, as well as AFME Board member, Leo Arduini, Head of Markets in EMEA at Citigroup.