Racing for a Cause

2016 Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

Baird Team Swims, Cycles and Runs in Charity Triathlon

On Saturday, 17 September, Baird associates, family and friends took part in the 2016 Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon. Held at Dorney Lake in Windsor, more than 500 participants swam, cycled and ran to raise vital funds for charities supporting young people in need. “Team Baird” included approximately 20 race participants and spectators, and the firm joined several U.K. private equity firms, industry groups and athletic organisations in sponsoring the event.

The annual triathlon is a key fundraiser for Impetus-Private Equity Foundation (PEF), an organisation devoted to transforming the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants competed in individual and team races, and spectators cheered them on along the race route.

Roman Ferstl, Investment Banking Associate, participated in the event as part of the three-person relay team. Afterward, he reflected, “It was great to see so many Baird colleagues giving their best in the water, on the bike and while running – all with the greater good in mind, helping teenagers achieve their potential.”

Baird is a proud corporate supporter of Impetus-PEF. In addition to providing financial support to the charity, Baird’s London associates and executives look forward to contributing to Impetus’ unique venture philanthropy mission by volunteering, fundraising and contributing pro bono expertise to deserving charities supported by Impetus.