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Meet the Founder

Rob Davis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Rob is a Managing Director at McAlinden Research Partners (MRP), an independent, global, investment strategy research company, with the mission of identifying actionable, investment themes early, for institutional and high net worth investors. Rob’s experience in the financial service space has included extensive sales and sales management responsibilities serving institutional and high net worth investors including hedge funds, mutual funds, RIA’s, family officers and more,  providing research, investment banking opportunities, operational, risk management, regulatory  and trading solutions. 

Since December 2010, Rob has also been a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of FXCM, Inc.

At the end on 1998, a time of great turmoil in the hedge fund industry, Rob conceived of and started the industry charity, “Hedge Funds Care” (HFC), now also known as “Help For Children”. It was Rob’s vision to use the industry’s need to improve its public image as the impetus to bring people together to raise funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. It is a cause that had grabbed Rob’s attention years earlier. Following graduation and while teaching elementary school, he had witnessed first-hand, the terrible effects of abuse on the innocent children with whom he was working. Embraced by the industry from the onset, HFC now operates with branches in more than 14 cities and 5 countries, raising donations from the financial services sector and making grants to best-in-class organizations focused on saving children from the trauma of abuse.

Since inception, more than $35 million has been granted through HFC’s network of branches and affiliates, to organizations in those communities. Rob is gratified to know that in the most recent grant year, HFC provided service to more than 50,000 individuals, including clinical treatment for more than 8,000 children who had been identified by the authorities as having been abused. As Chairman Emeritus, Rob remains actively involved and as committed as ever to the cause of preventing child abuse and providing treatment to those who have been victimized.

Above and beyond everything else, Rob is thrilled, honored and proud beyond measure, to have helped raise and send off on their paths in life, his five wonderful children, and be Grandpa Rob to seven and counting!

Click HERE for a great article about Rob and Hedge Funds Care that was featured in The New York Times.
Click HERE to read about Rob and Hedge Funds Care in Traders Magazine.
Click HERE to read about Rob and Hedge Funds Care in Markets Media Magazine.
Click HERE to watch a great video about Rob and his founding of Hedge Funds Care.

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