Our work helps families across the UK to plan their future.


Our advice helps you to achieve your goals.


We create a plan to enable your financial freedom.


Helping you to share your wealth and support the next generation.

Professional financial advice

Putting my clients firmly at the heart of everything I do enables me to run a genuinely client-focused business. I strive to offer the very best service to develop a long-term relationship with you.

Scott Hayes DipPFS

Senior Partner

A key part of your team

The world of football is a challenging environment both on and off the pitch. We advise UK domiciled professional footballers on how to protect and secure their wealth, leaving them with more time to focus on their career.

  • We can work alongside your existing agent, accountant, solicitor and tax adviser to ensure that you receive a complete service tailored around your unique circumstances and needs.
  • We have 21 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Provide you with retirement planning solutions including in-depth knowledge of the Professional Footballers Pension Scheme.
  • We aim to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your finances are working as hard as they can for you both during and after your sporting career.
  • Our experienced wealth management team offer a bespoke service of distinct quality, professionalism and expertise covering all aspects of wealth management.


Life after football

With no guarantees on how long your playing career will last, it is important to plan your finances now to ensure your lifestyle and financial aspirations are maintained once you have retired.

As an example, we utilised a three pools scenario for a player we recently advised.

  • Pool 1 – His primary aim was to save funds to spend and enjoy prior to age 35.
  • Pool 2 – Build a portfolio to top up his income from age 35 to age 55 to help support his family whilst in alternative employment within the sport.
  • Pool 3 – Invest offshore to spend from age 55 onwards when fully retired and living overseas. His plans were to retire to a warmer European climate.


Your financial plans will need to be personalised to adapt to alterations in tax law and economic conditions and future country of residence in retirement to remain effective.

If you would like more information about how we could help you please get in touch or complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time and are generally dependent on individual circumstances.


We have also advised players at the following clubs…

AFC Bournemouth – Arsenal FC – Brighton &Hove Albion – Burnley FC – Chelsea – Everton – Leicester City – Manchester City – West Ham United – Barnsley – Bolton Wanderers – Bristol City – Burton Albion – Cardiff City – Derby County – Hull City – Ipswich Town – Queens Park – Rangers – Reading – Wolverhampton – Wanderers – Bradford City – Charlton Athletic – Doncaster Rovers – Gillingham – Millwall – Milton Keynes Dons – Northampton Town – Oxford United – Southend United – Walsall FC – Blackpool FC – Cambridge United – Chesterfield – Colchester United – Coventry City – Grimsby Town – Mansfield Town – Newport County – Plymouth – Braintree Town – Dagenham & Redbridge


Worldwide Club Teams

Al-Shaab – Astra Giurgiu – Brasov – Dukla Prague – Ergotelis – Esteghlal – HJK – Kuwait SC – Leipaga – Maccabi Haifa – Metalurh Donetsk – Partizan Belgrade – Petrolul Pioiesti – Rapid Bucuresti – Riga – SSV Ulm 1846 – Zenit St. Petersburg

What my clients say Very thorough work

I trust Scott’s advice 100%. He has always put mine and my family’s interests first. He understands our needs. I am more than happy to recommend his services. I would do anything I can to help Scott and would not hesitate to recommend him as he is very thorough with his work. I have already referred Scott to other players I know from the UK and Overseas.

Robert Koren Hull City FC & Slovenia (Capt)
What my clients say Confident that my investments are in safe hands

Since working with Scott Hayes I have been very impressed by the dedication and commitment he has shown in managing my investments. His advice has always been well thought out and clearly identified the opportunities and implications of each investment proposal. He has been extremely professional and his tenacity in dealing with previous investment organisations has been very impressive. I am confident that my investments are in safe hands and look forward to working with him and developing the portfolio in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my friends.

Barry Groves OBE
What my clients say Proud adviser of Branislav Ivanovic, ex Chelsea, Zenit St. Petersburg & Serbia (Capt)
What my clients say The workshop was very informative for all the players

Scott came in to discuss his services to our Scholars and young Pro’s at Barnsley FC. The workshop was very informative for all the players, not only making them aware of the services available to them but also the varying financial implications relating to their career which will be useful in the future.

Joe Howson Head of education, Huddersfield


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Sovereign Wealth Limited is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products. Sovereign Wealth Limited is a Limited company registered in England and Wales, Number 07115386. The ‘St. James’s Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives.