Newton Investment Management and BNY Mellon are proud to sponsor the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races. Our sponsorship tenure has seen some ground-breaking firsts. Most notably in 2015, we moved the Women’s Boat Race to the Championship Course in London, thus putting it on an equal footing in terms of status and funding with the men’s race. In 2016, in a world first, we donated our title sponsorship rights to Cancer Research UK thereby creating the Cancer Research UK Boat Races, and giving unprecedented brand awareness to Cancer Research UK. In 2017, we focused our efforts on pulling together to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK in order to help beat cancer sooner. To do this we called for the City to join forces to support Cancer Research UK through a year-long series of fundraising initiatives called CASCAID – this raised over £2.5m.

The Boat Race

Future Blues

In 2018, BNY Mellon and Newton IM are immensely proud to launch Future Blues, which aims to build a lasting legacy in areas such as upward social mobility, diversity and education. Future Blues is a community outreach project which will support state school participation in rowing in the four London boroughs that border the Boat Race Championship Course. The project will provide state school students who wouldn’t otherwise have had the chance, an opportunity to get involved in the sport. The aim is to increase the total number of school rowing clubs in the UK by 50% with the support of BNY Mellon and Newton.

Find out more at the official Boat Race website.


Newton and BNY Mellon pull together for Cancer Research UK


The 2017 event witnessed two additional boats taking to the water – a pair of celebrity teams coached by the rowing royalty partnership of Sir Steve Redgrave CBE and James Cracknell OBE, in the first ever Cancer Research UK Celebrity Boat Race. The event was created by BNY Mellon and Newton as part of the #PullTogether campaign to raise awareness and funds for CRUK, and was broadcast as part of BBC One’s coverage.

Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell compare tactics before the Celebrity Boat Race.

Some of the stunning drone footage from the Celebrity Boat Race.

James Cracknell (Coach)
Sophie Raworth (Captain)
Andrew Triggs-Hodge (Vice Captain)
James Fox
Rebecca Adlington
Vernon Kay
Emma Spruce (OUWBC Blue Boat 2016)
Gethin Jones
Ore Oduba
Zoe Lyons (Cox)

Sir Steve Redgrave (Coach)
Dan Walker (Captain)
Helen Glover (Vice Captain)
Dan Snow
Michelle Ackerley
George Nash (CUBC Blue Boat, Olympic Medallist)
Jodie Kidd
Harry Judd
Mark Watson
Zoe de Toledo (Cox)