World’s Top Rowers Compete in Head Of The Charles Regatta®
November 01, 2016
BNY Mellon celebrated the 52nd running of the Head Of The Charles Regatta® in Boston Oct. 22 and 23, serving as the presenting sponsor for the fourth year. Pelting rain on the first day of the race gave way to beautiful sunshine and stiff wind on Sunday. Tens of thousands of spectators turned out to cheer on teams from hundreds of colleges, schools and clubs representing nearly 30 countries.
“We had an amazing two days with our clients in Boston. The Regatta was a particularly competitive event this year, with 70 Olympic rowers participating, 30 of whom won medals in Rio including the U.S. Women gold medalists,” BNY Mellon Investment Management CEO Mitchell Harris said.
“On top of being an exciting competition, the Regatta is also an important annual client event. This year Investment Management and Wealth Management hosted more than a thousand clients, friends and families at our tent on the bank of the Charles,” said BNY Mellon Wealth Management CEO Don Heberle.
Underscoring the company’s commitment to teamwork and discipline, BNY Mellon had two crews rowing in the Regatta this year, made up of employees from around the company and the globe. The Men’s Eight boat and an inaugural Women’s Four team turned in solid times despite the rain and limited opportunity they had to train together.
“We want to thank our BNY Mellon rowers for representing us so well on the water,” Heberle added. “They epitomize the teamwork and excellence that are key values for all of us at BNY Mellon.”
On Sunday, Regatta Executive Director Fred Schoch welcomed Tom Dicker, President of Wealth Management’s U.S. Markets and Wealth Management’s President for New England Vicary Graham to the dais, where they awarded the BNY Mellon Championship Trophies to the University of Washington men’s team and the Cambridge Boat Club women’s team. The UW team also won the collegiate trophy, while the Yale women won the BNY Mellon Championship trophy as the top Women’s Collegiate Eight.