HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETING, INVESTEC
On behalf of Investec, I am delighted to welcome City A.M’s readers to the 2015 Investec Derby Festival. This prestigious event embodies energy, determination and performance – the same qualities our team possess in specialist banking, asset management and wealth & investment. Now in our seveth year of sponsorship, we look forward to another exhilarating and memorable occasion once again.
There has been no shortage of excitement this year in the lead up to the eagerly-anticipated Investec Derby race. Frankie Dettori, the Investec Derby racing ambassador will be looking for a win on hot favourite Golden Horn, trained by John Gosden.
The Investec Derby is synonymous not only with first class racing but also fashion. This year’s celebrity ambassador line-up includes TV star and designer Millie Mackintosh, presenter and DJ Laura Whitmore and Olympian Denise Lewis OBE, who’ll be on hand to ensure the fashion stakes are high. In addition, we’ve also teamed up with event ambassador and two-star Michelin chef, Michel Roux Junior, who along with his father Albert Roux, will host Derby racegoers at their on-site restaurant Chez Roux.
Our media partner, Channel 4 will broadcast all the action live from Epsom from 1pm today as the Investec Derby Festival crowns a new generation of heroes. I hope you can join us for what is set to be another unforgettable event.
“It is a real privilege and honour to support the Investec Derby Festival. Our seventh year partnering the world's greatest flat race promises to be hugely exciting with favourite Golden Horn going up against his stable-mate Jack Hobbs. I am thoroughly looking forward to watching the drama unfold and wish everybody a fantastic Derby day!"
Bernard Kantor, Investec managing director