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British Olympic hurdler, Lawrence Clarke, breaks the mould on the track and in the boardroom

We talked to British sporting sensation and add-victor alumni, Lawrence Clarke, about his transition and how his sporting career has given him the edge in his new profession. Lawrence Clarke is a professional Double Olympic 110m hurdler who, going up against the reigning world champion and several Olympic medalists at the London Olympic Games, notably … Continue reading British Olympic hurdler, Lawrence Clarke, breaks the mould on the track and in the boardroom View Article

Working in the deep end – Another elite European sportswoman makes the transition to finance

Christine Pedersen, one of Norway’s best known swimming talents has left the pool to compete in the deep and exciting waters of investment banking. “You can never fully know what the role entails and what tasks you’re going to be doing. But from what I’ve seen thus far, I’m very excited and it’s exactly what … Continue reading Working in the deep end – Another elite European sportswoman makes the transition to finance View Article

Is Europe a Greener Pasture for SA Rugby Players?

Steve White-Cooper, founder of add-victor, recently shared his thoughts on South African rugby players moving to Europe and the resultant career prospects, with leading South African sports news website, Sport24. As someone who has made the move himself, Steve, is well placed to offer assistance and insight on the opportunities and challenges of playing elite … Continue reading Is Europe a Greener Pasture for SA Rugby Players? View Article

We chatted to add victor alumni Francesca Ruffell about the difference between elite hockey in the UK and US, and her approach to interviewing.

Former England national youth hockey player, Francesca Ruffell, recently finished a 6-month internship at a small M&A firm in London called Stephen’s. She subsequently graduated with a Master’s from Duke University in the US. Prior to crossing the Atlantic she completed her undergrad degree at Durham University in the UK. Throughout Durham and Duke she … Continue reading We chatted to add victor alumni Francesca Ruffell about the difference between elite hockey in the UK and US, and her approach to interviewing. View Article

Q&A with Buchan Richardson – Why the former Six Nations and England Schools Captain sees himself as the perpetual student athlete.

Buchan’s Cambridge rugby side emerged victorious at this year’s 136th intervarsity game at Twickenham. Having picked up his Blue, the former Scotland and England Schools forward is now looking to transition to a career in investment banking. He’s played for England and Scotland and represented teams around the world. We asked him about balancing rugby … Continue reading Q&A with Buchan Richardson – Why the former Six Nations and England Schools Captain sees himself as the perpetual student athlete. View Article

The mindset of a transition by former IPL player

Sushant Marathe played for the Mumbai Indians, one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) most successful franchises, for four years. He played alongside cricketing greats, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Hussey, Ricky Ponting and was coached by the likes of Shaun Pollock and Jonty Rhodes Through the IPL Sushant got to meet people from different cultures and … Continue reading The mindset of a transition by former IPL player View Article

add-victor alumni, Tony Romano, talks to us about the pressure of European ice hockey

“It’s among the most pressurised positions in the sport because as a North American player you are expected to produce results every single game".   Tony Romano was raised on sport. Ice hockey was his sport of choice. From the age of five he would travel for hours to play different teams in the area. … Continue reading add-victor alumni, Tony Romano, talks to us about the pressure of European ice hockey View Article

The Journey from Sport to Finance: Paralympian Gold medalist, Tim Prendergast, has just started a job in a bank and shares his fascinating story.

Tim Prendergast is a Kiwi who has lived in London for the last 10 years. He is also a Paralympian Gold medalist, inspirational speaker, wellness coach, and has just started a job in an investment bank...   Here's his Fascinating story. Growing up in Wellington, New Zealand, like any other 8-year-old kid enjoying life, I … Continue reading The Journey from Sport to Finance: Paralympian Gold medalist, Tim Prendergast, has just started a job in a bank and shares his fascinating story. View Article

The Journey from Sport to Finance: Swiss National Olympic Épée Fencer, Peer Borsky

Peer Borsky talks about his transition to finance and making tough decisions around sport vs career.   Peer started fencing at age 6. Training 3-4 times a week by the time he was 9. Competed at the Rio Olympics and is now 6 months into his new London hedge fund credit analyst role…loving the challenge.   … Continue reading The Journey from Sport to Finance: Swiss National Olympic Épée Fencer, Peer Borsky View Article

Inside the Mind of a Student England Volleyball Star

Sophie Szyszko started playing volleball competitively when she was 13. “I played for fun before then because my dad played it,” says the Durham University final year physics student. By 15 Sophie was in the England Cadet squad, which is the under 17 squad, and then between 15 and 18 she represented England at junior … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Student England Volleyball Star View Article

From Field to Finance (Part 1): Why Women in Sport Can Find Career Success in the financial Field.

Years of intense training and incredible mental toughness make athletes highly desirable in the world of business. With a proven track record of success, most athletes offer traits that many companies find more desirable than a list of business credentials on a resume. The financial world, in particular, has long had its eyes on high … Continue reading From Field to Finance (Part 1): Why Women in Sport Can Find Career Success in the financial Field. View Article

From Field to Finance (Part 2): Women in Sport – Looking to the Future

Women in Sport - Looking to the Future: What Working In Finance Is Really Like If you do decide to enter the world of finance, it’s important to know what your typical day will look like. Most athletes are fearful of beginning a career in the corporate world because they know their day will look … Continue reading From Field to Finance (Part 2): Women in Sport – Looking to the Future View Article

From Field to Finance (Part 3): Women in Sport – Knowing Where to Start

Women in Sport - Knowing Where to Start:  Priming for Financial Success If you do decide to move forward in the world of finance, there are some things you can do to start priming yourself for success. Here is a list of a few things you can start doing now, even before you find that … Continue reading From Field to Finance (Part 3): Women in Sport – Knowing Where to Start View Article

From Field to Finance (Part 4): Women in Sport – How to Know if Finance if Right for You

Women in Sport - How to Know If Finance is Right For You: Looking at the details.  So while professional and top-level athletes definitely have many of the skills needed to succeed in finance, it doesn't mean that it's the right fit for everyone. Along with the skills mentioned above, most financial groups are looking … Continue reading From Field to Finance (Part 4): Women in Sport – How to Know if Finance if Right for You View Article

add-victor helps former Inter Milan footballer make the move to investment banking

Top sports men and women moving into business after their career ends is something of a common occurrence. Less common is when former elite athletes transition into specialist banking careers. What breaks the mould entirely is a former Italy under 20 football Captain, who made appearances for Internazionale in the Champions League, moving into a … Continue reading add-victor helps former Inter Milan footballer make the move to investment banking View Article