The National Basketball League (NBL) is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year major partnership with La Trobe Financial.
After sponsoring the 2016/2017 NBL Finals Series, La Trobe Financial will work with the NBL to grow basketball throughout Australia.
La Trobe Financial branding will be prominently displayed on NBL courts for the next three seasons, starting with the NBL’s 40th season in 2017-18, which will begin on October 5.
NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said: “The NBL is proud to have entered into this Major Partnership with La Trobe Financial, Australia's leading non-bank credit specialist and funds manager.”
“For 65 years, La Trobe Financial has proven its commitment to its clients by providing a range of quality financial services. Its dedication to growing its customer base throughout Australia and Asia is closely aligned with that of the NBL, so both parties share much in common from a strategic perspective.”
Caterina Nesci, La Trobe Financial’s Head of Communications & PR said: “La Trobe Financial has been involved in sponsoring basketball for over four decades with our CEO Greg O’Neill being a former Chairman of the Melbourne Tigers Men’s NBL team between 2006-2009, and is the current Chairman of the Australian Basketball Players Association.
“We have been closely watching the progress of the NBL over the last few years and we have been very impressed with the big steps they’ve taken. They have really brought basketball back to the forefront in Australia”.
Chris Andrews, La Trobe Financial’s Chief Investment Officer said: “La Trobe Financial takes this major partnership very seriously. Our 65 years of history has taught us that the highest quality partners build the strongest relationships. That is the approach that we take to our institutional and retail investment mandates and it is a key reason why none of our institutional or pooled account investors have ever lost a cent of capital or interest – a track record few can match.
“We are looking forward to building another close partnership with the NBL and are particularly impressed with the NBL’s strategic outlook towards Asia, a key growth area for our own business.”
La Trobe Financial has been one of Australia’s leading non-bank credit specialist and funds manager since 1952. It currently has in excess of $4 billion in funds under management across multi-awarding winning institutional and retail investment mandates. La Trobe Financial employs over 215 staff across offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
About the NBL
The National Basketball League in Australasia is one of the of the premier basketball leagues in the world. Established in 1978 the League now has eight teams based in cities across the country - Adelaide 36ers, Cairns Taipans, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, Sydney Kings, Brisbane Bullets and Illawarra Hawks. Some of the NBL’s greatest players include former NBA player and five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze, 21-season scoring-machine Leroy Loggins, five-time championship-winner Larry Sengstock, and 500-game veterans Ray Borner and James Crawford. From humble beginnings, the NBL now sells out stadiums with more than 650,000 attending games each season and live TV coverage nationally. The NBL hasNBL.com.au, and a live streaming NBL APP. The 2017-18 season will be its 40th as a league.
About La Trobe Financial
La Trobe Financial is Australia’s largest Credit Specialist providing funding and investment solutions to a diverse range of customers since 1952. We are a proven and trusted investment partner for institutional and retail investors alike with over 65 years’ experience, managing investment mandates in excess of A$13 billion. La Trobe Financial holds all requisite regulatory licences: La Trobe Financial Services Pty Limited ACN 006 479 527 Australian Credit Licence No. 392385 and La Trobe Financial Asset Management Limited ACN 007 332 363 Australian Financial Services Licence 222213 Australian Credit Licence No. 222213, who is the issuer and manager of the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund ARSN 088 178 321. For further details please visit our website www.latrobefinancial.com. For details of our ratings and awards please view our Awards & Ratings link on our website.
For all La Trobe Financial media enquiries please contact: Caterina Nesci – Head of Communications & PR on 0422 22 70474