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Italian Rugby Playmaker, Luke Mclean, ‘Crosses the White Line’ and Lands in Investment Banking

With his rugby career drawing to a close, Italian fullback Luke Mclean turns his sights to a career in Finance. Although born in Australia, Mclean made his Italian debut in 2008, and has since accrued 89 international caps, a figure that puts him 10th on Italy's all-time list. Having played professionally for Calvisano, Bennetton Treviso, … Continue reading Italian Rugby Playmaker, Luke Mclean, ‘Crosses the White Line’ and Lands in Investment Banking View Article

Norwegian Skiing Star Chloe Fausa Discusses the Importance of Balance Within Sport & Initiatives Needed to Promote Diversity in Finance

For Norwegian National Skier, Chloe Fausa, her sporting success was only reinforced by her focus on academia, a decision that ultimately led to her studying & competing in the U.S and later being offered a full-time position at a Global Bank. Having started skiing around the same time she started walking, her passion for the … Continue reading Norwegian Skiing Star Chloe Fausa Discusses the Importance of Balance Within Sport & Initiatives Needed to Promote Diversity in Finance View Article

Women in FinTech: Dismantling the Long-held Disparity

add-victor talks to recent alumni Hannah Knight about her studies at Yale, her upcoming internship in FinTech & the various diversity shortfalls plaguing the FinTech industry Although the past decade has seen a considerable change in the number of women working in the FinTech industry, it is still one of the most male-dominated sectors, with … Continue reading Women in FinTech: Dismantling the Long-held Disparity View Article

Cambridge University Rugby Standout Andrew Hunter Reflects on Earliest Sporting Memory & Looks Ahead to Finance Placement

Andrew Hunter Celebrates after Varsity Match Victory Andrew Hunter has gone from strength to strength during his tenure at Cambridge University; playing a pivotal role on the rugby pitch and as a leader off it, which ultimately resulted in securing a graduate placement this Autumn. After honing in on where his passion resided he turned … Continue reading Cambridge University Rugby Standout Andrew Hunter Reflects on Earliest Sporting Memory & Looks Ahead to Finance Placement View Article

GB World Championship Medallist Ross Jarvis Lands Dream Role at Global Bank & is Determined to Make a Mark

Jarvis (2nd from right) Makes a Splash in First Finance Role After Ross Jarvis started his off-cycle internship at a global bank he was keen to make a mark and do everything in his power to secure his dream job. A month after wrapping up the internship he shared the news: he’d reached his goal … Continue reading GB World Championship Medallist Ross Jarvis Lands Dream Role at Global Bank & is Determined to Make a Mark View Article

Q&A with add-victor’s Newest Alumnus, Tom Colautti, as he Details his Path from the ATP Tour to Multinational Bank

We sat down with Thomas Colautti shortly after his recent internship came to a close, as he offers insights into his transition away from professional sport, the part add-victor played in this transition, the opportunities available for British student-athletes stateside, and why he believes former athletes seem to find such a well-suited home within the … Continue reading Q&A with add-victor’s Newest Alumnus, Tom Colautti, as he Details his Path from the ATP Tour to Multinational Bank View Article

Elite Athletes in the Millennial Era: Employability’s Great Solution

The questions surrounding Millennials and their employability is a significant talking point amongst the executive search community. This article explores whether elite athletes can perhaps provide the answers to these questions When considering Millennials and their reputation in the workplace there is often a weighted sigh underpinning the stigmatisation that they are ‘lazy, unfocused, entitled, … Continue reading Elite Athletes in the Millennial Era: Employability’s Great Solution View Article

British Tennis Ace, Oliver Golding, Redefines Employers’ Quest for Talent

Golding's Journey Details How His Soft-Skills & Sporting Experiences Were Crucial in his Transition from Tennis Triumph to Finance Flair Sights on New Horizons Who is Oliver Golding? During Oliver Golding’s formative years he was never short of sporting success; swinging his first racket at the age of four, tennis soon became a prominent feature … Continue reading British Tennis Ace, Oliver Golding, Redefines Employers’ Quest for Talent View Article

My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor IV

The Crucial Realisation: This is a Marathon, Not a Sprint Tyler Bernardini: Finding Success in New Places In the 4th instalment of Tyler Bernadini’s journey from Professional Basketball to the Trading Floor he muses over the part patience plays in his career development and finds solace in the realisation that he's in this for the long … Continue reading My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor IV View Article

My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor III

Making Sense of My New Role: A Rookie Once More Tyler Bernadini: Head & Shoulders Above the Rest In the 3rd instalment of Tyler Bernardini’s journey from Professional Basketball to the Trading Floor he begs the question: just how steep is the learning curve within Markets Finance and offers some nifty tips for anyone facing … Continue reading My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor III View Article

My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor II

The Night-before Butterflies Remain, As Does the Hunger for Success Tyler Bernadini: Not New to the Bright Lights Add-victor continues a mini-series showcasing Tyler Bernardini’s journey from Professional Basketball to the Trading Floor. The 2nd instalment in this series follows his mental configuration the night before the first day and his main take-aways from the … Continue reading My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor II View Article

My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor: Tyler Bernardini Sheds Light on the Thought Process of an Elite Athlete

Tyler Bernadini: Destined for Success Add-victor is proud to publish a mini-series showcasing Tyler Bernardini's journey from Professional Basketball to the Trading Floor. In this series he will offer first-hand insights from the interview process to four weeks into the job; reflecting on what he’s learnt, what he would’ve done differently, and ultimately, how his sporting experiences … Continue reading My Journey from the Basketball Court to the Trading Floor: Tyler Bernardini Sheds Light on the Thought Process of an Elite Athlete View Article

Searching The U.S collegiate Talent Pool: One Scotswoman’s Journey To A Role In Finance

As my time attending the University of Richmond, Virginia, came to an end I was eager to establish the next chapter in my vocational journey. Having competed in field hockey both collegiately and internationally for Scotland I wanted to find something that would utilise my competitiveness and discipline effectively. However, as a result of my … Continue reading Searching The U.S collegiate Talent Pool: One Scotswoman’s Journey To A Role In Finance View Article

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

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