HE made his name in Britain as a central defender for Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the 1990s. Now, however, Ramon Vega is operating in one of the few other industries where you have a chance to pick up Premier League wages.
He set up Vega Swiss Asset Management in Park Lane after a stint at hedge fund and private equity firm Duet. His latest venture offers asset management, corporate advisory and lending facilities services.
It marks a contrast to his first career, which also included spells with Celtic and Watford and 28 Swiss caps.
“I have been in financial services for 12 years now but when I came out of football I needed to be educated in modern IT and financial instruments,” he told The Capitalist.
“I was (first) educated in the days of the tickertape.”
A few other ex-pros have disproved preconceptions and moved into finance, such as another ex-Spurs player, Paul Miller, who has worked for De Luxembourg and an employment consultancy.