The Buy-side Trading Community (BTC) by K&KGC have a global network of members with over 900 senior, heads and global heads of trading from asset management and hedge fund firms across Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Mental Health is a
very important issue for Buy-side Traders
Our objectives are to:
Raise awareness around this key issue
Encourage buy-side traders to speak out about their #mentalhealth issues.
Help to make change about #mentalhealth issues.
Organise a bootcamp to raise money for mental health charities
What have we achieved so far with our #buysidementalhealth campaign:
Second annual #buysidementalhealth survey is produced. Download it here
Anita Karppi announces the date for a #buysidebootcamp to raise money for Mind and Cancer Research UK: 6th July at 2pm at Barry's Bootcamp St Pauls in London
In 2021, Anita Karppi interviewed five Year 6 children (10-11 year olds) the following questions:
How do your parents cope with work pressure?
If I was CEO, I would ...
Here is the video clip of their responses:
✔ Key takeaways for the #buysidementalhealth survey so far. Download it here
✔ The BTC and the Mental Health Webinar was featured on the MarketAxess City Week blog post
✔ Best Execution Magazine write an article about our survey results and campaign
✔ Forefront Communications wrote an article about our survey results and campaign on Tabb Forum
✔ A #buysidementalhealth benchmarking anonymous survey received 116 responses from buy-side trading desks globally. Download it here!
✔ A webinar was held during Mental Health Awareness Week on 11th May.
✔ #Buysidementalhealth six months - an update video was produced.
✔ Quotes from senior, heads and global heads of trading were prepared and promoted on social media to continue to create awareness around the campaign.
✔ A full report was compiled from the survey results
✔ Quotes were collected from the Buy-side Trading Community to create awareness of how important mental health is in the capital markets in particular during the pandemic.
✔ #Buysidementalhealth was launched on Mental Health Day in 2020 - on the 8th October 2020. Quotes were collected from the Buy-side Trading Community to create awareness of how important mental health is in the capital markets in particular during the pandemic. A video was produced to create awareness.
✔ The topic of mental health was raised at the 8th Annual Alpha Trader Forum Global Summit in London.