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Professional Athletes


Make the most of your lifetime achievements


Solutions for Professional AthletesAt Northern Trust, we know that, for many professional athletes, career spans are relatively short. We will work with you and your other advisors to help create a well-designed financial plan to help convert your earnings into a lifetime of financial security for you and your family.

Our experienced professionals have a thorough understanding of the financial issues and challenges you face today – and after your playing days are over. We take the time to listen so that we can provide in-depth insight and experience to meet your specific financial needs.

Hear from the athletes


Client Situation

Fresh from signing a large free-agent contract with a new professional team, an athlete came to us for help on many fronts, including relocation to another city. At the time, he owned multiple homes, had limited investment experience and wanted to be certain of a continued income stream once his playing career ended. We also learned he had only a simple will with no trusts or powers of attorney and needed assistance with wealth transfer planning and basic legal protections. 

Customized, integrated solutions

First, we helped the client clarify and prioritize his immediate objectives as well as his goals once he retires from the game. Obviously, he wanted to save enough money from his contract to sustain his lifestyle for the future. We worked with the client to:

  • Establish multiple accounts designated for in-season expenses, off-season expenses and retirement savings
  • Determine the amount necessary to fund each account by running a detailed cash flow analysis
  • Create an investment program focused on the client’s long-term goal of relying on the income generated after the deferred payments ceased
  • Introduce him to a real estate agent accustomed to working with professional athletes and help him secure financing for the new home
  • Arrange to have an estate plan drafted to match his increased wealth
Our financial professionals worked together to help meet the clients’ cash flow needs, investment management and banking requirements. Through the introductions made by his Northern Trust team, the client found a new home and felt confident that his assets were properly titled.