RBC's Sport Professional Group

At RBC we have been celebrating both professional and amateur athletes for years, it's in our DNA. Whether you are a professional or an amateur athlete, my team and I will introduce strategies that will help build your wealth during your peak earning years, and help you properly utilize it as you either shift into retirement, or start your next career. 

For professional athletes, given the size of contracts, it is very possible for you to create a family legacy and intergenerational wealth effect. Given the vast resources we have at RBC, we will introduce you to our partners to help finance your future business ventures, and establish your philanthropic initiatives. We will help you create a family office and ensure your financial objectives continue to be met.

How it Works:

I know you don't have the time to deal with multiple advisors. That's why I will act as lead and with my team of passionate experts will help manage all aspects of your financial picture. I will also work with your agent and other advisors when necessary, to ensure nothing has been missed - the devil is often in the details.

Services Offered:

Our Sports Professionals team includes retired professional athletes, accredited professionals (accountants and lawyers), multi-asset investment specialists in key markets around the globe. Collectively, we understand the unique financial needs of the professional athlete and provide tailored, thoughtful strategies that incorporate cash flow management, cross-border tax solutions, investment management, estate and retirement planning. Given the demands of your schedule, I will meet you where and when it's convenient for you. Whether it's the gym, a bike, on FaceTime, or in an office. You and your family benefit from a personal, one-on-one relationship with a seasoned professional who will take care of all the details and keep you well-informed.



John Hastings: An Athlete Helping Athletes

Once upon a time, I was a pretty good kayaker. Leading up to the 2012 London Olympics I was the best kayaker in Canada and top-12 in the World. My goal of Olympic excellence was going according to plan until I got beat by 0.11 seconds at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials. In a blink of an eye, my career ended. Fortunately, I was prepared financially to transition to the next phase of my life. If you are an athlete, my story is not uncommon. Sport can be both elating and devastating; you never know what may happen and you and your family need to be prepared no matter the circumstance.

I have been working with both professional and amateur athletes since I started working as an investment advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. With my team of experts and partners across the bank, we will help introduce strategies to build, protect and preserve your wealth and ensure you are able to focus all of your energy on being the best athlete possible and be able to achieve your financial objectives.




Sport Professional Specialist


Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management