from Sunday Times
by Alexandra Goss
Fame and fortune. Stefan Edberg talks to Alexandra Goss. The former world No1 is applying his winning attitude to fund management.
STEFAN EDBERG is a former world number one tennis player who has now set out to dominate the fund management industry. In a professional tennis career spanning 13 years, Edberg, who is Swedish, won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men’s doubles titles.
Apart from John McEnroe, he is the only player to have been ranked number one in both singles and doubles. By the time he retired from the professional circuit in 1996, Edberg, 45, had netted himself more than $20m (£12m) in prize money. A desire to take control of his winnings led him to set up Case Asset Management in Stockholm in 2004, along with former hedge fund managers Bo Pettersson and Fredrik Svensson.
The company launched its Safe Play fund in January, which invests in Nordic corporate bonds, an area in which it became heavily involved during the financial crisis. Edberg lives in Vaxjo, southern Sweden, with wife Annette, 45, and their children Emilie, 17, and Christopher, 14.