Thank you for visiting 6S Consulting.
As a professional sports person you will be keen to know how we can help you.
I like to think that at 6S Consulting Sports Management, we consider the whole picture, and work to deliver a true 360 degree sports management to the select professional sports men and woman for whom we manage careers for.
A little about us. We provide sports agency advisory and management services to a limited number of sports professionals.
This is designed so that we can maintain the ultimate service care and management to our select clients; including contract advisory and contract management, physical well-being, career development in and post sport career, financial management, well-being and sports science.
Let me ask you a question. As an example as a sports professional is your agency managing your financial future?
Are they helping you make the right decisions for your well-being, for your career?
How about sleep? What about diet to control mood and effective decision making? What about planning for the next steps in your career? Who do you have to talk to and confide in?
I would like to provide you some examples so that you are aware as to the depth/completeness of our thinking:
Sleep and recovery
Posture in bed plays are large part in the stress and recovery of our body.
For example too many pillows places stress on the lower part of the back particularly around the S5/L1 vertebrae. This in turn, whether you notice or not, can cause irritation to the sciatic nerve, and in turn tighten hamstrings and other leg muscles.
The result in some cases are knee injuries to professional sports people such as footballers.
Moreover, sleep plays an important role in recovery and being at your best, ‘match-fit’ mentally as well as physically.
An example of the steps are prepared to take include ordering a new mattress for a sports professional; whilst also ensuring light, noise, temperate and fresh air are right in the room.
There is a reason that Rolando or Lewis Hamilton are at the top of their game – they have refined every aspect of their day.
We know the value in a good and proper nights sleep, so do our clients.
Your financial future:
The following we feel is worth 5 minutes of your time; especially if its something this is one service potentially among many that you believe is not adequately or could be better covered off in your life as a sports professional.
There are essentially two things you can do with your money; save a little or a lot, or spend it. Of the option to save for your future there are two options to consider in terms of investing strategy: Do you want to invest passively over time in selected securities, funds or other options; or hold funds in part or whole for a market pull-back – effectively purchasing at a discount?
Its not something you need to think about and manage on a day-to-day or weekly basis, we for example can do that for you. Along with the fact that one can do very well as a passive investor over time.
And therein is one of the secret, over-time.
We want our clients to enjoy like, we also want some of their money to work for them for the rest of their lives.
Investing is different than trading and takes some patience, through due-diligence known to many as research and knowledge.
As of writing [mid 2020], the S&P 500’s recent crash [which is comprised of the U.S.’s largest 500 equities] and subsequent recovery due to Covid-19 took many investors by surprise. The index’s performance proves that it is impossible to accurately predict stock prices over a short time period.
However, outperforming the stock market over the long run continues to be an achievable goal that has allowed value investors to obtain high-returns.
As a professional sports person with a limited professional career time frame – it should be your goal to make your salary work for you for the rest of your life.
We are not your regular sports representation agency, our thinking is somewhat different and thus although our strategy is to work with a limited number of clients we are highly passionate about our clients long term growth and success, in and out of sport competition.
Our advice to sports professionals is an investment strategy that focuses on simplicity, coupled with the input of our continuous improvement and patience in investing, whether that be your pension, ISA’s or other investment accounts to generate higher long-term returns.
The past performance of the stock market shows that there are likely to be relatively few standout buying opportunities during your lifetime. For instance, there have been just 14 bear markets [significant downturns over time] in the past 70 years.
It is tempting to look around at the low returns available from fixed-income securities and fully invest in stocks. However, holding cash until highly favorable risk/reward opportunities present themselves could be a more efficient means of apportioning capital.
The world economy is continually evolving, which means that every industry is experiencing change. The pace of change continues to accelerate largely through technology than it historically has for many years requiring knowledge to include a wider range of sectors and businesses could improve your competitive advantage and thus investing returns.
Ideally you should be looking to be invested in the market over 20 to 30, 40 plus years with the power of compound interest working for you.
For example £250 per-month invested over the last 20-years at 10% annual interest would have resulted in a sum of £181,000, with £120k of that being interest.
One can multiply that monthly sum by x10 for example to demonstrate the power of compound interest (£1.2 Million)
With that in mind the reassurance is that we keep an eye on the world economy and investing landscape on a day-to-day, and weekly basis to be ready for any headwinds or opportunities that may come your way, and also keeping an eye on your portfolio.
As an example, after an 11-year bull run we determined that the U.S. equity markets in particular had enjoyed a spectacular run and that there were a few risks around that required some investor caution – these included US-China relations, US-Iranian tensions, 2020 US presidential elections, UK Brexit and a growing concern in the Far East of a coronavirus effecting China. As such we made a decision as of early January following enjoying a rise in equities (98.5% over 5-years), we switched from U.S. equities into U.K. gilts [bond] enjoying another 6% rise in 7 weeks before converting to cash in the money markets to sit tight.
Thank fully in hindsight this was a savvy strategy. We continued to buy into U.S. equities on a monthly basis with a long term horizon view, effectively buying the dip, but as of writing [late June 2020] we may be on point to sell those U.S. equities while US-China relations, 2020 US presidential elections, UK Brexit and coronavirus [Covid-19] play-out.
There is currently a lot of uncertainty around and when one couples that with what is deemed an overbought stock market; namely the S&P500 plus the consideration that the U.S. Fed is currently propping up the U.S. economy (and thus the markets) – we feel that a real risk exists when the potential of a presidential change, followed by global power plays (in whatever form) seeking opportunity, plus the eventual removal of Federal economic support (utilising even more national debt) comes home to roost – and thus when the tide goes out we will effectively see who has been swimming naked.
We therefore do not want to be found to have been, nor for any of our clients to be exposed to the reckoning that is looking more probable by the day.
I hope that this provides you at least some insight into our 360 degree thinking that we apply to every professional sports client we work with as agent.
We say 360 degree because it is about your life and well-being, not ours, and includes sports science, contract advisory and management, career development, PR & media and more.
If you do not have a sports representation agency or are thinking of changing agents, then why not get in touch and we will give you a personal call back.
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