Let’s add ex-football star Ramon Vega to our list of Swiss hunk athletes. What do you think of his modeling stint above? Those outfits they made him wear (stupid see-through tank tops, oversized necklace, and bikini underwear) are all silly but he still manages to rock it and not look totally ridiculous. To use the words of our fabulous gay friend Kevin, Ramon’s manliness shines through despite a stylist’s attempt to gay him up.
Ramon Vega Asset Management Specialist: What do football stars do when they retire? In the case of our Swiss hunk, he became a fund manager. Apparently, he’s successful at his new career such that The Times puts him at #6 in its list of “Ten Sports Stars Who Made it Big in Business”. Here’s what the paper says about Ramon Vega as an investment specialist:
Ramon Vega: Ten years ago, the former Tottenham Hotspur centre half and Swiss international quit football to try his hand as an investment specialist. Now his Vega Swiss Asset Management has $1 billion of client funds under advisory management. He recently made a nice profit by betting on a recovery in Italian government bonds.
We learn more about how Vega is shaping his post-football career, in a recent interview with Financial News where he talks about his investment philosophy, football, and fund management:
How has your experience in sport helped your career in fund management?
It’s definitely been very good in terms of being a fund manager, I can clearly see both worlds and can talk about that from both sides. First of all, the ability to work as a team and the discipline that comes from sport generally. Discipline, without doubt, helped a lot when I went into the business world – getting into the office at 7am and staying until 9pm. That was the biggest and most challenging task. Also, there have been other crucial skills that I’ve brought to the business side such as focus and communication.