The U.S. Open Squash Championships celebrates its sixth year of support from Macquarie Group’s Delaware Investments as title sponsor.
The 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will see the Philadelphia community come together for a celebration of squash at Drexel University. Delaware Investments has been a cornerstone of the partnership with Drexel and US Squash, one of the longest commitments the tournament has had in its storied 62-year history.
The event has led the world in raising the bar for world-class squash tournaments, being the first to offer full parity in prize money for men and women in 2013, spurring the eventual merging of the women’s and men’s tours, and making parity for women and men the tour’s number-one priority. The Women’s Squash Association recognized this historic achievement by honoring the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open as Tournament of the Year.
“US Squash embodies the passion, dedication, determination, and hard work that we put into play every day as investors,” said Shawn Lytle, president, Delaware Investments. “We are proud to sponsor a tournament right here in our own backyard that values and rewards excellence, regardless of gender.”
Delaware Investments is a global asset management firm that offers a wide variety of equity and fixed income solutions for individual and institutional investors. Through teams of disciplined and talented investment professionals, the firm is committed to delivering long-term, consistent performance. With $173.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016, the firm has helped its clients move steadily forward for more than 85 years.
“The steady and generous support Delaware Investments provides has allowed US Squash to make an historic push in squash to achieve in four years what tennis took 40 to do — full parity for women and men,” said US Squash President and CEO Kevin Klipstein. “Leading by example, recognizing excellence, valuing performance are all values we share with Delaware Investments. The company’s long-term commitment to the sport at such a high level has made Delaware Investments synonymous with squash among millions of fans around the world, as well as excellence and achievement.”