10 March 2017

World cup rugby ace Catherine’s a winner with Private Investors Club

FORMER England women’s rugby captain Catherine Spencer found herself in a starring role at the home of Leicester Tigers – addressing a group of investors.

The ex-international No 8 took centre stage as almost 80 members of the Mattioli Woods Private Investors Club gathered for a lunch seminar at the Welford Road stadium.

In a motivational speech, Catherine told of her rise from junior rugby to leading her country to the 2010 World Cup Final in front of a record crowd and a TV audience of half-a-million viewers.

She recalled the “absolute high” of being named England captain and declared: “No-one tells you how to be a leader – it doesn’t come with an instruction manual”.

Catherine, who made a try-scoring international debut in 2004 and went on to win 63 caps, was the keynote speaker at an event which brought together members of the Private Investors Club and a wide range of its investment partners.

The club provides high net worth investors with the opportunity to take part in private equity style investments which are structured by Mattioli Woods, working with experts from other markets to include hotels, residential development, agricultural structured finance and commercial property.

It is managed by Custodian Capital Ltd, a specialist subsidiary of Mattioli Woods plc authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to establish and operate bespoke structures for high-net-worth individuals and sophisticated investors.

Custodian Capital’s managing director Richard Shepherd-Cross said Catherine’s story was “truly inspirational for all sportsmen and sportswomen”.

“It was captivating and motivating – despite her obvious discomfort at being at Welford Road as a lifelong Bath supporter,” he smiled.

*More information about the Private Investors Club is available here.