Alternatives 4 Children UK (A4C UK) is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom (charity number 1191367). It is affiliated with the Dutch charitable foundation, but has its own governance structure.

A4C UK has three trustees: Stuart MacDonald, Clayton Heijman and Marc de Kloe.

The objects of the charity are to advance education, to relieve financial hardship and to preserve and protect the good health of children in developing countries, by:

* Providing support for sustainable projects which focus on the following key areas: education; healthcare; hygiene and clean water, housing and family support;

* Promoting self-sufficiency and entrepreneurial values in the local communities where our projects are based; and

* Involving parents, teachers and members of the local communities in the projects we support.


A4C UK was launched in June 2019 with the support of Alpha FX, Circle Partners, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, DMS, Enfusion, Eversheds Sutherland, Obsidian Suite, Privium Fund Management and Sova Capital.

A4C UK Launch event – Video produced by FilmMaker Gennaro Ambrosino


Marc de Kloe

Clayton Heijman

Stuart MacDonald

Marc is currently a Partner of Theta Capital Management.  Marc has an extensive investment background covering the full range of alternative investments. Marc started at Clifford Chance in Germany in private equity, and more recently as Global Head of Funds and Alternatives at ABN AMRO Private Banking based in Amsterdam and finally as COO of Adamas Asset Management a Hong Kong based Private Credit Manager. In addition, Marc co-founded Alternatives4Children, an industry supported charity raising money for children’s education. Marc holds an LL.B in English and German Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury (U.K.) in 1996, an LL.M in European Business Law from the University of Amsterdam in 1999 and an M.B.A from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium in 2004.

Marc is Dutch and has lived in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg before moving to The Netherlands in 2007. Marc is married and has two children.

Founder & Director of Privium Fund Management

Clayton obtained a degree as Master in Business Administration from Webster University, with an emphasis in marketing and management.

After working for Kas-Bank and merchant bank MeesPierson he joined Goldman Sachs as an executive director in the Equity Finance & Prime Brokerage division from 1994. In 1998 he joined Fortis as a Managing Director to set up the Prime Fund Solutions activities. After leaving in 2006 he joined Credit Agricole-Calyon as a Managing Director.

In 2008 he founded Privium Fund Management and Darwin Platform, a firm that provides start up support to new investment management initiatives and offers COO support. These activities are now provided for over 30 clients, from 5 different locations with an overall asset size of $ 3 Bn.

Stuart MacDonald serves as Trustee or in an Advisory capacity with several Charities, Community and Arts organisations, with which his engagement ranges from governance and financial management to outreach and fund raising.

Professionally, he is Managing Partner at Bride Valley Partners. Bride Valley Partners works on corporate finance, advisory and capital raising mandates for companies, funds and projects across a range of alternative investments and bankable technologies. Stuart has won several industry awards and is often invited to Chair or Moderate at top alternative investment conferences. Stuart presents the award-winning alternative investments radio show, the Naked Short Club on London’s Resonance (104.4 FM in London or www.resonancefm.com, worldwide). He was for several years Visiting Lecturer in Political Economy at London University.


Please see this interview with A4C UK trustees Stuart MacDonald and Marc de Kloe in Alphaweek and coverage of the launch in Hedgeweek.