Scandinavia’s most promising young ski talent
Resscapital is proud to support alpine youth sports during the winter 2020/21 season by sponsoring one of Scandinavia’s most promising young ski talents.
Just as in our own business, downhill skiing requires hard work over the long-term to deliver top-flight performance and to build on and surpass previous success. And analysis and preparation – with an unwavering focus on details that need to be fine-tuned – puts exacting demands on those who want to succeed.
That is why we have decided to sponsor 19 year-old William Hansson who has enjoyed considerable success and is currently ranked as the world’s best downhill skier in slalom and giant slalom in his age group. William trains with the Swedish national alpine team and has also started competing in the Alpine World Cup. Our support enables Williams’ continued efforts to establish himself among the alpine global elite – a level where competition is fierce and there are no margins for mistakes or technical errors.
We thought we would let William tell us about the sponsorship himself, and what it is like to compete with the world’s very top elite at such a young age. We catch up with him between training sessions in Lech, Austria, where he is training ahead of this weekend’s World Cup competition.
Hi William, what are you doing right now?
Right now I’m in Lech preparing for the Parallel Giant Slalom World Cup, which is a new category of alpine skiing. When I’m not training, I attend the skiing high school in Malung (Sweden).
Resscapital is one of your sponsors this season. What does the sponsorship mean for you?
It’s unbelievably important! Without sponsors, you can’t continue in the sport because I need to pay for travel, equipment, and accommodation out of my own pocket. On top of that, it’s difficult to find sponsors for young skiers.
How has the corona pandemic affected your skiing?
It has affected it a great deal. In Lech, for example, everyone stays in separate rooms, wears a mask all the time, and eats dinner at their own tables. There’s constant uncertainty over whether competitions will go ahead out and whether you can get the chance to train on the slopes. And we’re tested regularly when we go and compete.
What is your best memory of your alpine competitions?
My first world cup competition. I made my debut in Madonna di Campiglio in slalom in the 2019/20 season. It was nerve racking, but incredibly exciting.
What are your goals for the future?
This season, I want to win a slalom in the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria, get points on the board in the European Cup, and get into the top 15 of the starting list in slalom and giant slalom, and get into the top 30 in the slalom World Cup. In the long run, the goal is to make a living in the sport. To do this, I need to be in the top 30, where there’s more prize money and more sponsors.
And lastly, where is the best skiing in the world?
That’s a really tough question, but I’d have to say Coronet Peak in New Zealand. There’s an unbelievable view, lovely town, and awesome slopes.
Having the opportunity to complement our long-term efforts to maximize returns for our clients by helping a young talent reach new heights will be an exciting new chapter in Resscapital’s success story. Resscapital and its employees are looking forward to William’s 2020/21 winter season with confidence and will be cheering him on from our offices in Stockholm.
Resscapital AB is an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorised and regulated by the Swedish Financial Services Authority (Finansinspektionen).
We have since 2011 bought a diversified life insurance portfolio on behalf of Ress Life Investments, which is listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen. Proprietary portfolio management systems and pricing models have been developed. The company also collaborates with independent medical underwriters specialising in senior mortality.
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