Invesco Chase: a community sports initiative for the finance industry


Martin Franc

The Australian arm of the global fund manager, Invesco, has announced the launch of ‘Invesco Chase’, a virtual cycling event for teams suited to the work-from-home lifestyle we find ourselves in today.

The event is designed for the financial advice and investment community with the aim of bringing people together in these isolated and difficult times. Most importantly, the initiative will support two charities that have become increasingly relevant during this pandemic, namely, Beyond Blue and Foodbank Australia.

The event will be held on October 30 and allows participants to ride together (virtually) in teams of colleagues or peers.  Registrations are taken in teams of four, or individuals can sign up and be allocated to a team.

The advanced ‘Summit’ race involves four riders in each team seeking to reach a total elevation of 8800 metres (2200m per rider) in less than 3 hours; the equivalent of conquering Mt Everest. There will be a less demanding alternative option known as ‘Base Camp’ where teams will have to cycle to a virtual elevation of 4400 metres (1100m per rider). Riders will compete in real-time via the popular stationary cycling app Zwift.

“We are committed to the communities where we live and work, and we are motivated in providing a broader positive community impact, and at the same time create stronger links within our industry,” said Martin Franc, Invesco Australia CEO.

“We have launched Invesco Chase, a virtual cycling challenge which we hope will grow into something special over time.”

“This virtual sporting event is designed to connect a network of our peers and to help others beyond our industry via two outstanding charitable organisations.”

“We at Invesco are delighted to embrace this opportunity to promote community wellbeing and connection within our industry,” he said.

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