Threadneedle Sponsors Triathlete Vanessa Raw

By Community | May 21, 2014

Threadneedle Investments, drugs an international investment manager and the global financial services sponsor of the ITU World Triathlon Series, today announced its sponsorship of British triathlete Vanessa Raw.

Raw, who will wear Threadneedle branding when she competes internationally, will support Threadneedle clients and employees competing in the Threadneedle Team Triathlon by providing coaching sessions, training tips and support in the lead up and on the day of the event.

An established artist as well as a professional triathlete, Raw has become an active ambassador for Threadneedle Foundation partner charities Access Sport and The Art Room. She will work with the Threadneedle Foundation and UK sport development charity Access Sport to develop Tri-3-Sportz, a legacy programme designed to break down barriers to triathlon and make the sport more accessible to young people in London.

Vanessa Raw said: “I am thrilled to be working with Threadneedle, Access Sport and The Art Room. The support from Threadneedle is invaluable to me, and the synergy between what I do for a living, and what they represent made Threadneedle the absolute perfect fit! I cannot wait to get involved – starting with supporting Threadneedle staff and clients at the upcoming London Triathlon.”

Gary Collins, Head of EMEA Sales, Wholesale for Threadneedle, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Vanessa – she is an inspiring triathlete and fantastic role model. Triathlon is a sport rapidly growing in popularity around the world and we look forward to working with Vanessa to support our clients and employees participating in triathlon events in London, Hamburg and Stockholm.”