ELITE
SPORTS

By 2020 it is estimated Premier League footballers will earn on average £5m a year1, excluding bonuses and commercial arrangements. A similar situation exists for other elite athletes. With a career in the Premier League lasting just 8 years on average2, a realistic investment programme is critical. Once players retire, or are forced to stop playing due to injury or contractual issues, their salary base immediately reduces – drastically altering their financial circumstances.

There is no shortage of multi-millionaire athletes who have played, earned well and fallen on hard times in a matter of years. In fact, three out of five players declare bankruptcy3 after retirement and therefore managing the earnings from a relatively short career is critically important. Retirement from top class sport, usually by your mid 30’s, is one of sport’s inevitabilities. However, normally less than 10 per cent of professional athletes prepare for this4.

In the same way team managers makes sure they employ the right people – sports psychologists, tacticians, physiotherapists – to make the squad successful, players should seek investment advice from experienced practitioners.

Henderson Rowe manages peoples’ investment portfolios. We help athletes and their agents solve their investment requirements using our discretionary investment management service. In an industry filled with guile and larger than life promises, it is important to have a direct relationship with a professional investment team you can trust. This enables you to be sure we understand your requirements and changing circumstances the whole way through your sporting career – and into your next one.

INVESTMENT APPROACH

When it comes to catering for people with a high profile in sports, we adapt our trusted investment approach into a high quality and carefully designed offering for the individual. We work alongside other professionals who understand the unique needs of elite sportspeople, creating a highly experienced team around you. This gives you a bespoke solution to what is an incredibly important aspect of a sports individual’s finances and life plans. With highly volatile earnings and concentrated periods of high wealth accumulation, we take an approach that helps you plan into the future. This aims to smooth out peaks and troughs to provide a sustainable and secure financial trajectory for the individual and family.

With Henderson Rowe you will learn about the work we do with you and you will be part of a group that supports you and your family through a broad understanding of your circumstances. We avoid complexity and employ an investment approach developed and managed by our central investment team. Our co-founder Giles Rowe and Artur Baluszynski, who between them have over four decades of investment experience, determine our investment strategies and select our investments in a way that is transparent, effective and easy for you to monitor.

At Henderson Rowe we build things to last, whether that be our portfolios, our reputation or our relationships with a close knit group of highly valued clients.

THE TEAM

Neil Cockerill

Neil Cockerill

Investment Manager

Stefan Cooksammy

Stefan Cooksammy

Investment Manager

Adam Hayek

Adam Hayek

Senior Investment Manager

John Whick

John Whick

Senior Investment Manager

Neil is an Investment Manager as well as a talented footballer. He played at a semi-professional level before joining Loughborough University, where he was awarded first team colours. Neil is a proud Londoner and an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan. He also helps support disadvantaged youths though the charity Friendship Works.

After reading Politics at University, Neil began his successful career in finance as a stockbroker before joining Henderson Rowe. He has 10 years’ experience managing portfolios for High Net Worth individuals.

Stefan is an Investment Manager and an accomplished sportsman. He played rugby union professionally and competed at an international level. Currently, Stefan plays semi-professionally as well as touring the world playing rugby 7s. At a younger age, Stefan also competed at county level in athletics, football and golf. In addition, he has spent a number of years caring for individuals with learning difficulties

Stefan has 6 years’ experience in investment banking, working in corporate finance teams at Deutsche Bank and PwC. Prior to this, he read Economics at the University of Birmingham. Stefan also been named in Wealth Manager’s Top 30 Under 30 2017.

Adam is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a dedicated Chelsea fan. His interest in football was sparked at a young age, and Adam went on to represent Barnet FC in his teenage years. More recently, he has completed a number of triathlons.

Prior to joining Henderson Rowe in 2005, he spent six years in the Property and Capital Markets industry servicing High Net Worth clients. Adam has developed a strong reputation for delivering an extremely high level of personal client service for wealthy individuals.

John is a Chartered Wealth Manager and keen sportsman. He has played competitive rugby for over 20 years, representing both his county and university. John continues to play rugby 7s on the European Circuit. John’s other interest is athletics and he was a key member of his university team as well as competing for Highgate Harriers, specialising in sprints.

While at University College London, John read Economics and Geography and went on to complete an MSc in Political Economy at Birkbeck College. He worked as a principal trader on the European bond markets as well as an economic analyst prior to joining Henderson Rowe in 2007.

1 Daily Mail 11th February 2015
2 Financial Times 23rd September 2015
3 XPRO research
4 University of Stirling research

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When investing, your capital is at risk. The value of investments may fall, as well as rise, and you may not recover the amount of your original investment. Some investments may be subject to sudden and large falls in value and you may realise a large loss equal to the amount invested. The investments and investment services referred to in this financial promotion may not be suitable for all investors and if you are in any doubt about any investment or service described, you should obtain advice.

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