Macquarie named title sponsor of the Ironman Executive Challenge program
New York, 25 Mar 2015
IRONMAN and Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, principal investing and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced a title sponsorship agreement with the IRONMAN® Executive Challenge™ (XC) Program. The Macquarie IRONMAN XC® program brings together high-level professionals who are passionate about competing in IRONMAN® triathlons. More than 100 top-level executives from a wide range of industries gain annual admission to this highly competitive program.
“Macquarie’s global presence and their broad range of financial service products align perfectly with the diverse industries and corners of the globe that our IRONMAN Executive Challenge athletes represent,” said Troy Ford, Director of IRONMAN Executive Challenge.
“We are proud to sponsor the 2015 Macquarie IRONMAN Executive Challenge,” said Michael Silverton, Head of U.S. and Latin America at Macquarie Capital. “We admire each of these athletes for their determination, strength and commitment, qualities which drive success both in triathlons and in business. We wish all participants luck as they look to beat their personal best.”
The Macquarie IRONMAN XC Program is the ultimate IRONMAN experience for executive professionals and business leaders. It is a program that provides a one-of-a-kind racing experience for the athletes, while also accommodating their families and guests. Benefits of the Macquarie IRONMAN XC program include first-class accommodations, VIP passes for all race week functions and the opportunity to compete for slots to the IRONMAN World Championship or the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship. The first XC event of the 2015 season will be the Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California triathlon taking place on 28 March in Oceanside, California.
For more information on the Macquarie IRONMAN Executive Challenge program, please visit www.ironman.com/xc. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com
About Macquarie and Macquarie Capital
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs over 14,000 people and has assets under management of $372 billion (as at December 31, 2014).
Macquarie Capital comprises Macquarie Group’s corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing capabilities. Macquarie Capital’s expertise spans a variety of industry sectors including telecommunications, media, entertainment, gaming, financial institutions, industrials, energy, resources, real estate, infrastructure, utilities and renewables.