SC Lowy Joins Board of EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation


25 May 2015 Hong Kong – SC Lowy, an independent fixed income specialist, has joined the Board of Directors of EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation. Founded in 2000, EMpower is a not-for-profit organization set up by financial professionals from the emerging markets community who want to give back to the countries where they’ve done business.

Marta Cabrera, President of EMpower, was proud to welcome SC Lowy to its distinguished board. “We are delighted to be able to count on SC Lowy as a corporate underwriter in Hong Kong. Michel and Deborah have been supporters for a few years and have become familiar with EMpower’s work with at-risk youth and how we operate. It is a great vote of confidence in EMpower for them to have made this long-term commitment. We are truly honored.”

SC Lowy Co-Founder and CEO Michel Lowy has followed their journey from the beginning. “We’ve admired the work of EMpower for many years and felt it was time for us to become more involved. As part of our CSR commitment, we find EMpower and their dedication to helping at-risk-youth across the world extremely necessary and meaningful.”

EMpower seeks to impact the life of each and every young person at-risk.


Nov 2014 Evening with EMpower in HK

Michel and Deborah Lowy (L) with fellow Board Director Vishal

Tourani (center) at an “Evening with EMpower in Hong Kong”


Nepal Fundraising Event
In November 2013, Michel was joined by SC Lowy COO Steve Lyons in an EMPower fundraising effort, racing across the mountains in the NEPAL Action Asia Ultra Marathon (link below).


About EMpower- The Emerging Markets Foundation
EMpower- The Emerging Markets Foundation is a global philanthropy focused on at-risk youth in emerging market countries. We strategically support local, grassroots organizations providing the tools and resources that enable young people’s successful transition into productive, healthy adulthood. As a thought leader in understanding the complex issues affecting young people in emerging market countries, EMpower supports local, community-based organizations that address issues such as youth violence in Brazil, lack of access to government services for migrant children in China and the educational gap for young women in Turkey. With local offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, our reach extends to 15 countries through 98 active grants. In the past 15 years, EMpower has awarded over $15 million through 511 grants developing effective, committed partnerships with local programs that deliver results and improve the lives of young people.

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About SC Lowy

SC Lowy is an independent fixed income specialist with full investment bank capabilities. Its strong balance sheet empowers it as a major market-maker and enables it to provide liquidity options while acting as principal in transactions.

Private and employee-owned, it operates three distinct businesses – Primary Issuance, Secondary Trading and Advisory, focusing on loans, bonds, trade claims and special situations.  Its strong research capability covers energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, telecom & media, metals & mining, financials, shipping and real estate.

Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in London, New York, Seoul and Sydney, SC Lowy has built a top-tier global client network of over 500 international and regional banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity and pension funds, family offices and corporations.

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