We are looking forward to hosting the APAC structured credit industry’s largest event in Macau. Sadly, our event coincides with an increasingly alarming situation in Australia. There is a widely-reported estimate that almost half a billion (480 million) animals have been killed by the bush fires in Australia. Since the start of the season, the ongoing bush fires have destroyed 1,298 homes, as well as 48 facilities and more than 2,000 outbuildings in New South Wales alone.
In response to this, IMN and the Australian Securitisation Forum have teamed up to help in fundraising efforts. We have chosen two venerable charities which have launched substantial efforts (and web pages) to receive and deploy donations from those who wish to assist those people, communities and wildlife affected by the bush fires in eastern and southern Australia.
• The Australian Red Cross: https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/fundraiser/IMNandASF
• World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia: https://www.goodcompany.com.au/fundraising/IMNASF-Bushfire-Appeal
By donating as an individual or an institution via these links, we will be able to track our contributions as an industry. As a kick start, IMN has donated a total of $5,000 to the above charities. Please join us in our fundraising efforts, and we will announce the structured finance industry’s total sum contributions at the conclusion of the conference. We will also specially acknowledge any donations larger than $2,500 in our post conference communications and press releases.
Thank you for your kind help in our fundraising effort.
IMN and the Australian Securitisation Forum