More than 250 professionals from the investment industry joined Norwood’s annual Distressed Investing Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 4 October.

The ever-popular event, now in its 13th year, raised £295,000 for Norwood, a leading UK charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

The 260 guests represented more than 70 companies, from funds and investors to advisors and professional services. The event was sponsored by the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Addressing the assembled guests, Neville Kahn, who is a longstanding member of the Norwood Distressed Investing Dinner Committee and became Norwood Chair in March, spoke about Norwood’s drive for excellence across all its services.

He said: “We want to build on that excellence and push ourselves even further. And I, as Chair, am excited about being part of that push for even higher standards. We want to enrich the lives of the people we care for and make sure they benefit from all the advances the new economy will bring.”

Guests were also treated to a fascinating Q&A with Tom Kempner, Co-Executive Managing Member of Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, and a special performance by legendary improvisational comedy group The Comedy Store Players, who brought the evening to an entertaining close.

Watch the video highlights of the Norwood Distressed Investing Dinner here: