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Quilter Foundation donates £50,000 to newly launched DEC Coronavirus appeal

15 July 2020

The Quilter Foundation is donating £50,000 to the international appeal launched yesterday by the Disasters Emergency Committee in response to the Coronavirus crisis. The DEC has not launched an appeal of this nature or scale before.

The appeal will seek to deliver urgent support to vulnerable and displaced people in areas where basic healthcare provision and issues of sanitation and nutrition have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. Help will also be provided to regions where healthcare systems have been unable to cope or where malnutrition and chronic ill health has become increasingly prevalent.

The primary focus of the appeal will initially target communities living in refugee and internal displacement camps in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, such as the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as specific regions and countries like Gaza, Burkina Faso and Haiti.

The donation is on top of the £193,000 already contributed by the Quilter Foundation to the National Emergencies Trust Covid-19 appeal, which sought to deliver urgent support to vulnerable groups in the UK impacted by the crisis.

Quilter will match funds raised by employees donating to the appeal.

Paul Feeney, CEO of Quilter said:

“Throughout this crisis we have seen the way humanity can come together, for those close to us as well as for communities all around the world. This virus has taken a huge personal toll on many and unfortunately will continue to do so for some time. As a result, it is vital that we support appeals such as this one from the Disasters Emergency Committee and assist those who need it most.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to see the support and commitment displayed by our colleagues in helping good causes, and I hope this latest appeal means we can continue to aid people through this crisis.”

For more information contact

Gregor Davidson
0207 7789 638
07917 522 784
gregor.davidson@quilter.com

Notes to Editors:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £95.3 billion in customer investments (as at 31 March 2020).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions; and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Advice and Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial advice business, Quilter Financial Planning; the discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

Wealth Platforms includes Old Mutual Wealth UK platform and Quilter International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore.

The Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business was acquired by ReAssure Group Plc on 2 January 2020.

Since its IPO in June 2018, Quilter plc’s businesses have progressively rebranded to Quilter, as follows: 

  • Quilter Financial Planning (previously Intrinsic)
  • Quilter Private Client Advisers (previously Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers)
  • Quilter Financial Advisers (previously Charles Derby Group)
  • Quilter Financial Adviser School
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Quilter Investors
  • Old Mutual Wealth (becoming Quilter Investment Platform in 2020)
  • Quilter International (previously Old Mutual International)

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