20th December 2018

London Skolars are delighted to announce that sponsors for the 2019 Capital Challenge have now been confirmed. Eight high-profile businesses have committed to the event, which takes place each year as the annual curtain-raiser for Rugby League in the capital.

The 2019 Capital Challenge (Friday 18th January, kickoff 2pm) will see Skolars take on Super League champions Wigan Warriors at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in the heart of London. The game will be proceeded by an investment conference, attended by various high-profile partners, before a three-course meal is served in the venue’s luxurious dining hall.

Hector McNeil, London Skolars CEO, commented:

“Yet again the Capital Challenge has delivered an incredible panel of sponsors. One that any club in any sport including Rugby League would be very proud of. My background is as an ETF entrepreneur and we have combined my two passions of rugby league and ETFs to create a fantastic day. Each are world class companies involved in the ETF eco system.

“The sponsor panel is probably the best we have ever had. I think it shows that the event which has become the largest ETF event in Europe really does provide a unique chance for all involved to combine promoting their brands and have a great day out. Added to that by being based at the iconic HAC in the heart of the City it has to be the most convenient venue for any form of event and hospitality.”

Headlining the list of sponsors is US-based equities exchange, Nasdaq. With 3500 employees in over 26 countries worldwide, Nasdaq is known globally as a diverse information and service provider to the financial technology, trading, and capital markets.

Tania Leite, London Skolars Commercial Manager, added:

“It is great to have Nasdaq on board and returning as a sponsor of our annual Capital Challenge game at the HAC in January which once again promises to be an outstanding occasion for Rugby League in London. We are very proud to be associated with such a major company and we are looking forward to a long-term business relationship.”

Hector McNeil added:

“Companies like Nasdaq, Lyxor, Pcubed and Coinshares have supported the event for many years. Link, which was formerly Capita, has also been a great supporter. HANetf is a recent entrant to the ETF market and are new this year, as are RBC.”

Rob Hughes, Vice President and Head of Index and Advisor Solutions for Nasdaq Global Indexes, said:

“Nasdaq believes in success through great competition. We will be watching intently as the world’s best rugby players compete on the pitch on January 18th.”

A full list of sponsors for the 2019 Capital Challenge can be found below.

HAN etf
CoinShares (UK) Limited
Lyxor International Asset
Link Asset


Single seat – £125 + VAT

Table of 10 – £1200 + VAT


Entrance – £20

To purchase your ticket for the 2019 Capital Challenge match against Wigan Warriors, please click here now. For more information regarding hospitality at the event or to attend the pre-match conference, please contact Tania Leite directly at

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