The London-Paris 2014 Teams
We have a record number of teams participating this year. Find out more about them and their motivation to ride The London-Paris 2014 and lift the Team Award in Paris.
Team Name: Ashurst
Team Name: Bulk Hardware
Bulk Hardware is Britains leading supplier to trade of bulk packed and pre-packed hardware, ironmongery, DIY and housewares products.
As well as offering numerous extensive product ranges of our own, we also specialise in designing, producing and supplying own-brand ranges for customers.
Team Name: Chain Reaction Cycles
Team Members - To Be Announced Shortly
Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bike store has grown through hard work, a strong family ethos and investment in stock, systems and most importantly people. We strive to provide you with the best products at the best prices, in the fastest delivery time possible.
We love 'all things bikes' and we are dedicated to keeping the following 5 core values:
We provide worldwide shipping so whether you are just down the road from us or on the other side of the world we strive to deliver your products to the highest standard in the shortest time.
Team Name: City Index
City Index Group is a global leader in spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and retail FX, providing consistently competitive spreads and margin access to thousands of markets worldwide including indices, shares, currencies and commodities, across its multi award winning internet and mobile trading platforms.
Formed in 1983 as one of the UK's first spread betting providers, City Index has grown to become a leading global provider of retail trading services. The Group transacts in excess of 1.5 million trades per month for customers around the world through its multi award winning internet and mobile trading platforms.
The Group trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX brands whilst also providing a fully outsourced white label solution to several partners.
City Index is committed to providing a market-leading global service based on competitive and transparent pricing, accessible and innovative technology and unrivalled customer support and education.
Simon Bird, the Group's Chief Operating Officer and seasoned rider, leads the City Index cycling team to Paris. Simon's team placed a strong 2nd overall in the 2012 edition of The London-Paris event.
Good luck team!
Team Name: Cobia
Cobia is a professional solutions business providing payroll, tax and accounting solutions for employers of all sizes. These solutions focus on:
This 2014 Edition of London-Paris will be the 3rd time that Cobia has entered a team under the captaincy of Managing Director, Steve Wiles. The event is firmly engrained into the culture at Cobia and each year clients are encouraged to join the team.
This year Cobia is delighted to welcome John Davis, Finance Director at relocations business Harrow Green as well as Kevin Riley from Eurotech Monitoring.
Team Name: Velo Club Crossrail
Team Name: DHL
Team Members - To Be Announced Shortly
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 54 billion euros in 2008.
Team Name: Garrington
Team Name: Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a leading international law firm, the product of a groundbreaking combination in 2010 of the US-based Hogan & Hartson, with the European-based Lovells. The firm has more than 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Our firm operates a matched-giving campaign, "Touch", which is a fund-raising commitment designed to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. We support a local nonprofit in each of the countries where we work and also support an international nonprofit on a global level. Team Hogan Lovells is riding in support of the "Touch" program at The L2P 2012.
As was the case last year, we have put together a very international team for The L2P 2012, which includes partners and other lawyers from Hogan Lovells offices in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Miami, Silicon Valley and Singapore. This includes lawyers who spend their time (when not cycling) leading major international corporate transactions, winning hard-fought litigation for companies around the world, managing crisis situations for leading global brand names, and advising on the financing of significant infrastructure projects.
Team Name: ICAP
ICAP is the world's leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. With approximately 5,000 staff we operate a global network in 32 countries and are active in both established and emerging markets. ICAP's business covers markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives.
ICAP's team is led by David Casterton CEO of the Global Broking division and proud holder of last years "Purple Jersey". The 25 strong team this year feature riders from our global regions who work across the electronic and voice broking, post trade risk and information, back office and operations divisions.
Team Name: IG
IG is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.
Established in 1974 as the worlds first financial spread betting firm, its aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the worlds No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex, and will be launching its new execution-only stockbroking service in late 2014.
It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.
IG has been heavily involved in cycling through past sponsorships of Team Sky, the Tour of Britain, the IG London Nocturne and Team IG-Sigma Sport.
*Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, August 2013.
Team Name: Kayne
Kayne Anderson Rudnick is a boutique investment management firm based in Los Angeles, California.
The firm was originally established to manage founder capital and currently provides investment management and wealth advisory services to over $9 billion in assets for corporations, endowments, foundations, public entities, and high-net-worth individuals globally.
With over thirty years of experience in preserving and enhancing their clients wealth, Kayne Anderson Rudnick continues its dedication to quality in its business practices and investment approach.
Team Name: RAW 4 TCT
RAW Capital Partners A Systematic Approach to Investing
RAW Capital Partners Limited is a boutique asset management company incorporated and based in Guernsey. The business was established in 2012 by Richard Avery-Wright and Dr. Dennis Stoller. The co-founders have a combined experience in financial markets of over 40 years, covering all market crises from 1987 through to the present day in a wide variety of asset classes.
Applying science to finance, RAW Capital Partners uses a systematic investment approach, which we believe leads to a far more consistent performance than discretionary trading, and with superior capital protection. By employing a common sense, rules-based, approach to investing, our aim is to produce positive and less volatile investment returns in all market conditions. Our methodology offers investors a rational approach to investing, unswayed by human behavioural biases.
|Our Funds||Fund Description|
|RAW Global Alpha Fund||A systematically managed global futures fund|
|RAW Cash Deposit Fund||A high yield, highly diversified bank deposit fund|
|RAW UK Equity Fund||A systematically managed UK large, mid and small cap equity fund|
|RAW UK Gilt Fund||A systematically managed UK Gilt fund|
|RAW UK Balanced Fund||The Balanced Fund invests dynamically across the range of funds described above.|
Skoda's heritage with bicycles dates back to the start of the company in 1895 when the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement joined forces and began manufacturing bicycles in their home town of Mlada Boleslav in Czech Republic. Cycling has remained an important area for them to support over the years - worldwide they are the partner of the famous Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Tour de Suisse, Tour de Reomandie and the Road World Championship organised by the International cycling Federation (UCI). In the UK, Skoda are very excited about their association with two UK teams this year - Rapha Condor Sharp and Team Raleigh.
Team Name: Tsunami Axis
Team Name: Tullet Prebon
With a heritage stretching back over 140 years and a presence today in over 20 countries, Tullett Prebon is one of the world's largest inter-dealer brokers ('IDB'), and acts as an intermediary in the wholesale financial markets, facilitating the trading activities of its clients, in particular commercial banks and investment banks.
The business covers five major product groups: Fixed Income Securities and their derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, Treasury Products, Equities and Energy.
Tullett Prebon's business model provides for two types of trading activity: a traditional voice broker product, where brokers discover price and liquidity for their clients, supported by proprietary screens displaying historical data, analytics and real-time prices; and hybrid electronic platforms, which cover asset classes that include US, European and Scandi Repo, US Fixed Income, FX Options, Cash Credit and CDS, and Energy.
Tullett Prebon also has an established data sales business, Tullett Prebon Information, which collects, cleanses, collates and distributes real-time information to data providers. This is now part of Risk Management Services (RMS), launched in 2009. RMS provides clients with post-trade matching services and associated market data.
Team Name: 1948 Group
Remit Group has five areas of operation; Remit Training, Remit IT Academy, Remit Resourcing, Remit Media, Remit Showroom. The group provides a broad range of business and support services to several business sectors including Automotive, IT, Food and Hospitality and Passenger Transport.
At Remit we believe that our ability to deliver a return on investment for our clients is driven quite simply by the way we do business. Our company values are the driving force behind this and act as the touchstones for our team members.
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