DKK Partners, a leading fintech company, which specialises in emerging markets (EM) and foreign exchange (FX) liquidity, has launched a Christmas fundraising and volunteering campaign, designed to address homelessness across London.
As part of the package, DKK will distribute a £10,000 donation fund to organisations such as Shelter, which helps individuals with housing and accommodation. DKK staff members will also spend time volunteering at local London soup kitchens and food banks, providing support as part of a company-wide initiative. The initiative forms part of DKK’s newly unveiled Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) blueprint which is designed to ensure the company and its people are regularly engaged in social action projects and charity work, throughout the calendar year.
DKK, one of the UK’s fastest growing fintech companies, was founded by capital markets specialist Khalid Talukder, previously of UBS, Citi & Deutsche Bank, and Dominic Duru of RBS and Citi. The company enables businesses to manage currency risk in frontier markets.
Sulayman Uddin, regional community fundraiser for London, Shelter said: “We are delighted that DKK Partners has chosen to support Shelter and join the Fight for Home. Every four minutes a household in England becomes homeless. Record high rents and soaring living costs mean many more people are at risk of being tipped into homelessness this winter. Funds raised from this event will help the housing and homelessness charity Shelter’s frontline services to continue providing free and expert help to anyone facing homelessness, as well helping to campaign for lasting change.”
Dominic Duru, Co-founder of DKK Partners comments: “With interest rates soaring and the cost-of-living crisis putting huge pressure on people trying to make ends meet, it’s critical that London’s fintech community recognises its responsibility to those in need. We founded DKK with a clear mission statement to deliver first class services to our clients, but that’s only part of who we are, and this initiative is the first of many that will allow DKK to play a crucial role in supporting important causes and making a difference where it really counts.”
Khalid Talukder, co-founder of DKK Partners added: “We’re very proud to announce this initiative, designed to deliver real action to the frontline in the fight against homelessness. Shelter is an incredible organisation with dedicated volunteers, and the work they do protects the wellbeing of so many people.”