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Spotlight | Catherine Grum

Going the distance: with a big sporting achievement to her name, Catherine Grum is racing ahead in her private wealth career too. She talks to Jennifer Palmer-Violet

21 August 2013

Catherine Grum is clearly driven – she ‘winds down’ doing triathlons. When the lawyer from Derbyshire moved to London ten years ago, she wanted a compelling interest to focus her mind and keep her energised. She started on marathons. By 2008, she was representing her age group for Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships in Vancouver.

A year later Grum made a significant turning point that catapulted her career. The 32-year-old, who has appeared on several ‘future leader’ lists, admits to being a ‘passenger’ in her early years ?of practice. But after a successful six-month secondment at Barclays in 2009 she took control. “I said, ‘Right, I’m going to take a risk. I’m going to drive for a while and see wher...

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