Welcome to the basis.point bulletin, our newsletter to keep our community informed whether you’re new to us or an old friend
basis.point is the Irish Fund Industry’s initiative to come together to help make a difference to those in need. As an industry, we have been lucky and avoided the worst of the recession that has caused considerable hardship for many people in Ireland.
Recognising this, a group of individuals considered how we could make a difference.
Events: basis.point Spring Lunch 2017
March was host to the 3rd Annual basis.point Spring Lunch, which has grown year on year, with an impressive turnout this year of over two hundred investment fund industry professionals. The event took place on 3 March 2017 in Fire Restaurant and the room was alight with over two hundred investment fund industry professionals enjoying the bustling, vivacious atmosphere and the mouth-watering food, whilst coming together to make a difference to those less fortunate.
A special thanks to all our volunteers who ensured that the lunch was a great success and thanks to all those who joined us and helped spread the word about basis.point.
Irish Funds Conference 2017
The Irish Funds Global Funds Conference took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin on Thursday 25 May 2017. basis.point was delighted to have a stand at this year’s conference as it is a landmark in the international funds industry calendar.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all at Irish Funds for kindly allowing us to participate in this year’s Irish Funds conference.
Upcoming events: 5th Annual Corporate Golf Challenge
The basis.point 5th Corporate Golf Challenge has quickly established itself as one of the main social events for the Irish funds industry and takes place on 22 September this year with shot-gun starts at 8am and 2pm, lunch and dinner. Due to high demand, there are only a few morning team slots still available, so do register quickly in order not to miss out on this widely anticipated event.
To register a team, please click here.
Over the last six months, we have approved two new grants (to Foroige and BITC) and renewed and considerably expanded grants to our two first grantees (Archways and ELI). In all we have committed over €710,000 to date to educational projects in Dublin, Cork and Limerick benefitting children aged from 18 months to 18 years of age.
Hear from our Patrons
Our Patrons are the reason we can continue to give back.
In this newsletter edition we speak to Eric Colson, CEO of Artisan Partners, about why he’s chosen to support basis.point and advice for those considering becoming a basis.point Patron.
Thank you very much to Eric and Artisan Partners, not only giving time for our interview, but also for being a valued Patron.
Read the interview here.
Independent Evaluation Report
In September 2016 basis.point commissioned an independent evaluation by Genio, an established independent body, to measure the impact of their first two grants. The First Grants Evaluation and Impact Report (December 2016) looks at areas including the evaluation findings, learning from grantees and recommendations.
The results were very positive and concluded that our strategy “has produced a high level of impact in a short space of time with a relatively modest amount of funding. This is sound investment strategy which yields high impact relatively quickly”.
To find out more and read the full report please click here.
We very much welcome any way in which you can help us make a sustainable and tangible difference to the lives of those living in poverty, particularly young people, by supporting charities that focus on education.
Patrons and volunteers are essential to the work we do so find out how you can get involved and make a difference.
We would be particularly interested in extra support from marketing and media professionals so please get in touch if you are interested.