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Saxo Bank invites financial industry to join sport initiative 'Ride Like A Pro'

SaxoSport program confirms bank’s long term commitment to sporting excellence and healthy living.

Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, announces the launch of SaxoSport, a global concept with transnational VIP sport clubs in Europe and Asia, aimed at promoting peer-to-peer networking opportunities and the bank’s passion for performance.

The inaugural year of SaxoSport will feature Saxo’s ‘Ride Like A Pro’ project where existing and potential clients will be given the opportunity to live and train like a Tinkoff-Saxo cycling professional, learning everything from the anatomy of the bike and the body to training like the Tinkoff-Saxo team. The launch of ‘Ride Like A Pro’ coincides with six-time Grand Tour Winner Alberto Contador and Team Manager Bjarne Riis of Tinkoff-Saxo visit to Saxo’s offices in three cities including Zürich, London and Copenhagen as part of a road trip marking the end of the 2014 season.

In London, Alberto Contador and Bjarne Riis will visit Dulwich College, an academically selective independent boys’ school in south London situated in beautiful, semi-rural surroundings and made famous by the Harry Potter movies. Contador and Riis will recount their journey into the world of professional cycling and join clients and friends of the bank for a bike ride at the Herne Hill Velodrome – the only remaining 1948 Olympic venue still in use today.

The ‘Ride Like A Pro’ program features:

  • Peer-to-peer network for financial industry insiders with passion for performance and healthy living;
  • Intensive personalized training towards personal goals;
  • High frequency group training sessions with supervision;
  • Interactions with World Tour Team Tinkoff-Saxo;
  • Opportunity to complete stages of Giro d’Italia, Tour de Suisse and Vuelta a España right before watching the professionals go through the same challenges.

Commenting on the new project, Matteo Cassina, Head of all Business Lines at Saxo Bank said:

“Saxo has been supporting the team for the past seven seasons. Our employees fully embrace our long-standing support of sporting excellence and healthy living and we are now ready to take our commitment to the next level with SaxoSport.

“We encourage anyone from smaller asset managers, emerging managers, hedge funds, money managers, family offices and investors in general with a passion for cycling, competition and performance to get involved in our new ‘Ride Like A Pro’ project and seize this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Selection of participants for the ‘Ride Like A Pro’ project will take place over the next months. The 30 lucky riders will be selected to participate over a 3-6 month period in each club, culminating by completing World Tour stages in Giro d’Italia, Tour de Suisse or Vuelta a España.

Lasse Lilholt

PR & Communications Manager

+45 3977 6344 
press@saxobank.com

Saxo Bank is a leading Fintech specialist and global multi-asset facilitator of capital markets products and services. Saxo enables private clients to trade more than 35,000 instruments from one single margin account.

Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and fintechs with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technology. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank has embraced Open Banking from the beginning and is focused on helping clients and partners through win-win partnerships and product innovation.

Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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