The 3rd annual “Finance Beanpot” event was held on March 2nd at the Steriti Rink in Boston’s North End. The collective effort of associates from competing financial firms raised more than $56,000 for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.
Employees from six local fund firms – Natixis Global Asset Management, MFS, Putnam, Eaton Vance, Wellington and Brown Brothers Harriman – brought their competitive spirit to the ice to raise funds for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund. Collectively, the annual “Finance Beanpot” hockey tournament has raised more than $140,000 in three years.
The “Finance Beanpot” was created by associates from Natixis Global Asset Management, MFS, Putnam and Eaton Vance who played hockey together in their spare time. In 2015, they decided to put their time on the ice towards a good cause and chose the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund, a charitable trust that provides educational assistance grants to children of fallen Massachusetts Servicemen and Servicewomen killed during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom deployments. This year the tournament expanded with the addition of teams from Wellington and Brown Brothers Harriman.
Putnam won on the ice this year and the Natixis team raised the most funds, bringing in close to $17,000 for this year’s tournament.
“I applaud all the teams for raising such an incredible amount of money for an important organization,” said David Giunta, CEO for U.S. and Canada at Natixis Global Asset Management. “At Natixis, giving back is an important component of our culture. I’m extremely proud to see these employees putting our philosophy into action through friendly competition.”