On Sunday 2nd April, Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs competed on the Championship Course in London at the 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Races, supported by BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management.
Congratulations to all the rowers in this year's Boat Races, especially to Oxford, winners of the Cancer Research UK Boat Race, and to Cambridge, winners of the Cancer Research UK Women's Boat Race.
BNY Mellon has sponsored the Men's Boat Race, which takes place annually between the crews of Oxford and Cambridge universities on the River Thames in London, since 2013.
The scholar-athletes who train and compete in the races demonstrate commitment, collaboration, teamwork and focus in their pursuit of excellence and, as the Investments Company for the World, these are core values driving BNY Mellon’s vision of improving lives through investing.
Over the past five years, our support has helped to deliver some groundbreaking firsts focused on driving positive societal change and pioneering a new model for corporate sponsorships.
BNY Mellon is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, so it was a very special moment when, in 2015, we oversaw a historic first by bringing gender parity to the Boat Races.
Working with one of our investment management boutiques and long-time sponsor of the Women's Boat Race, Newton Investment Management, we helped to bring the women's race to the same Championship Course, on the same day as the men's race, with equality in stature and funding.
Through our support, the Oxford and Cambridge women’s clubs were able to provide professional, full-time coaches along with first-class facilities and funding to match the men’s clubs.
Last year, in another world first, BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management donated their title sponsorship of the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races to Cancer Research UK, the chosen charity partner of the Boat Races Company Ltd.
Working together, a number of fundraising initiatives have been implemented in aid of Cancer Research UK and substantial exposure throughout the races helps to raise awareness of the organisation’s vital work.
BNY Mellon is committed to improving lives through investing. Through our continued support for the Cancer Research UK Boat Races, our investment can continue to effect greater societal change in 2017.
The Cancer Research UK Boat Races are broadcast live on the BBC and a replay is available on the official Boat Races website.
Watch the video to find out more.