FFK announces results of inaugural 10k run

 The runners are all set....

The runners are all set....

 

Over 150 runners gathered at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on 23 May to complete the inaugural FFK 10k run, with 101 running the two-laps of the course for the full 10k, and a further 56 running once round for 5k.

Teams and individuals representing all sections of the futures industry, including exchanges, brokers, vendors, trading firms and trade associations, participated in the friendly, and in some cases competitive, event.

The winner of the men's 10k race, and overall winner, was Ian Firla from OSTC, who completed the race in an impressive 37:12 minutes. Leading the pack for the women was Ellie Moffatt, from Mazars and Leadership Through Sport and Business, who finished in an equally impressive 40:16.

The 5k race was won by Sam Harry, from JDX, with a time of 20:16, while his JDX team mate Alexa Carter won the women's race in 22.12 minutes.

A great time was had by all and FFK trustees, a number of whom also completed the run, would like to thank all the sponsors who made this event possible: Gold sponsors - Calyposo and ION; Silver sponsors - Cinnober, Fidessa, GH Financials, OSTC and RJ O'Brien; Bronze sponsors - FOW, Illuminate, Kite and KRM22; and Supporters - Cult Wines, FIA and John Lothian News.

This is set to be an annual event and we look forward to seeing all the runners, and more, again next year!

The full set of results can be found here

2018 Quiz Night: And the winner is...

The annual FFK quiz night, which took place on 18 April, once again proved a great success and lots of fun, with INTL FCStone narrowly beating Jo's Joes (a team made up for former Liffe staff brought together by Jo Shannon and Jonathan Seymour) following a final, tiebreaker question. In joint third place were FIA's team, the Fiascos, the Smartinis, representing ACI UK, and WILD (Women in Listed Derivatives).

Thanks to our silver sponsors:

Thanks also to the table sponsors: FIA, FOW, ION, INTL FCStone, Jo's Joes, Kite, London Metal Exchange and WILD.

FFK marks tenth anniversary with 10k run

This year, FFK is celebrating its tenth anniversary and in order to mark our first decade we are holding our first ever fun run – the FFK 10K*.

There is a registration fee of £30 per runner (which includes your running shirt). If you could see your way clear to also raise funds by way of sponsorship, employer matching and/or an additional donation we’d be overjoyed!

So grab your trainers, find your competitive spirit and dig deep to help us celebrate and raise much-needed funds for FFK’s wonderful and deserving charities.

More information is available here

Five-a-side Fundraising Glory

On 26 October 2017, FFK revived the annual five-a-side football tournament, along with event partners, ION and Curve Global

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Nine teams assembled at the Powerleague pitches in Shoreditch to compete for the winning trophy, all in the name of raising funds for Futures for Kids.

Fun was had by all as the teams battled it out but ultimately NEX Exchange came out on top and took home the trophy!

After the competition the teams and their supporters recovered with a BBQ, and drinks at the Owl and the Pussycat, where the trophy presentation took place.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • Trophy Winner: NEX Exchange
  • Trophy Runner-up: Orbis Klopp Outs (Orbis Consulting)
  • Plate Winner: Hardly Athletic (SocGen)
  • Plate Runner-up: ICE Chicago
  • Wooden Spoon: Bayer Neverlosen (ION)

A big thank you to our sponsors and to all who played and attended. We are thrilled to report that we raised just over £3,000 for our fabulous charities, and thanks to the support we received for the event, the tournament is firmly cemented in the events calendar for years to come!