Jefferies’ partnership with The Varsity Matches is more than just a sponsorship of a huge sporting rivalry. Both organisations are passionate about creating positive social change through diversity and inclusion.

Throughout the year, the two organisations have been working together on a series of events that explore themes such as gender equality, LGBTQ+ issues, and disability.

For the 2023 matches, the captains of the men’s and women’s teams joined a hugely insightful panel debate about the growth of women’s rugby. Both clubs and Jefferies joined Leonard Cheshire residents in an inclusive ‘seat-based exercise session’.

As we build up to the 2024 matches, this is the place to see how Jefferies and The Varsity Matches are working together to create change on and off the pitch.

What the Partnership
Means to Us

The Varsity Matches combine the best of old and new traditions, while celebrating achievement and high-performance. 2024 marks the third year of our partnership, and we are delighted that this has enabled us to continue to build on the work done to date in both financial services and sport, by sharing learnings and engaging on the key issues of gender diversity, LGBTQ+ awareness and inclusion, while supporting the next generation of sporting talent – from the grassroots to the skilled young people taking part in this year’s matches.

Ed KeenHead of Equities EMEA

Jefferies is proud to again sponsor the Varsity Matches, continuing the work we are doing to share experiences and learnings that support our ambition of improving diversity and inclusion. We are firm believers in the power of sport to build critical skills that create positive social change, whilst also creating opportunities for young people in careers such as financial services.

Dominic LesterHead of Investment Banking EMEA

We are proud supporters of Varsity and their commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and education. We are looking forward to this year’s event, as it brings us together with our clients and families around an historic competition that celebrates the next generation of sporting talent.

Fred JallotHead of Fixed Income EMEA