Two executives at the Alternative Investment Management Association completed a grueling Mont Ventoux Challenge this month, cycling up and down the mountain not once. Not twice. But three times.
CEO Jack Inglis and Thomas Kehoe, global head of research at the association, took part in the challenge for Hedge Funds Care, following an infamous part of the Tour de France route and ascending the almost 2,000-meter monster mountain to help disadvantaged and abused children. They raised more than £10,000 ($12,000) for the cause.
Mr. Inglis said that when he agreed to take part, he didn't even own a bicycle. “Mont Ventoux is legendary in cycling,” he said. “It requires the utmost determination to reach the summit even once, let alone three times. The relentless gradient and grind are punishing on both the legs and the mind.”
He said his inspiration was the generosity of his sponsors in supporting the cause. “I like to think I proved the doubters wrong. I also proved to myself that with the right preparation and mindset, even seemingly insurmountable challenges can be met.”
AIMA has supported Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children for several years.