FineMark Sports Management™

FineMark Sports Management™ provides highly personalized business management services to professional athletes. At FineMark, you have access to top advisors in investments, trust, banking and loans. Our primary goal is to preserve capital and ensure you maintain the high quality lifestyle you’ve worked hard to achieve. We accomplish this by overseeing your financial plan while offering objective and responsible advice.

At FineMark, we are committed to working in your best interest and providing accountability and transparency. We want you to know what’s happening with your hard earned dollars and we are dedicated to always doing what is right for you.

FineMark Sports Management is led by David Highmark. Dave has been working with professional athletes for nearly 30 years at financial institutions and as President of his own sports management company. Dave joined FineMark National Bank & Trust in 2012 as President & CEO of FineMark’s Arizona Operations and President of FineMark Sports Management.

Dave's passion for working with athletes stems from his own experience. He learned firsthand how quickly a career can end for a professional athlete. Dave was drafted and signed by the Baltimore Orioles but a torn rotator cuff cut his athletic career short. This experience contributes to Dave’s conservative approach to managing the financial lives of professional athletes.

Capital Preservation
Professional athletes never really know how long their careers will last, which is why capital preservation is critical. The primary goal of our investment strategy is to preserve what is made during an athlete’s playing years and to prevent major losses in a portfolio. We believe risk can be successfully mitigated by a long-term, well diversified strategy.

Make a Plan: Saving Now Pays off Later
FineMark professionals work with our client athletes to craft a financial plan that will result in retirement income for life. Since this requires adhering to a plan of maximizing savings during the athlete’s professional career, we meet frequently with our clients to ensure these goals are being met.

Minimize Debt
One way to help ensure our athletes maintain the lifestyles they want in retirement, is to be debt-free when their professional careers end. This means while athletes are making their largest paychecks, they should also be making their largest loan payments. We structure loans for aggressive repayment, to help ensure a debt-free retirement.

Educate
FineMark empowers client athletes by making them a part of planning their financial future. We want them to know what fees they are paying and why. We want our athlete’s to know what’s happening with their money and we want them involved in the process. The more our clients understand what we are doing, the better we can serve them.

Philosophy
Our philosophy is simple: Do the right thing. At FineMark, we are committed to working in the athlete’s best interest and to providing accountability and transparency throughout the planning process. We will strive to make the best financial decisions for each athlete’s unique situation. Our clients come first and we will always do what is right by them.

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