Athlete Asset Management


Richard Giannotti
Financial Advisor
President – Athlete Asset Management Division

Richard is a financial advisor with Global Wealth Management. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Richard serves as a financial advisor for the numerous families who depend on Global Wealth Management to assist them in planning their financial future. He also serves as President of our Athlete Asset Management Division.

Richard Giannotti began his career playing baseball at the national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he was a 1st team All-State Outfielder. Following High School, Mr. Giannotti earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Miami where he started as a freshman, eventually helping lead the Hurricanes to 2 College World Series appearances.

In 2004, Mr. Giannotti was drafted by the Anaheim Angels, which sparked a 9 year professional baseball career with the Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League (Independent). While playing, he built a vast network as a player, mentor and friend that is second to none. Mr. Giannotti is very detail-oriented, making sure each client of of Global Wealth Management and the GWM Athlete Asset Management Division feels as if they are the only client by always presenting himself available.

Mr. Giannotti states, “The most important thing to me is maintaining my good name that I built by continuing to be an honest man who is very straight-forward and hard-working.”

“Trust is an extremely important characteristic to have when dealing with individuals and families planning for their retirement as well as athletes and their financial goals and privacy. If there is no trust, there is no business.”

“It’s not what you earn – it’s what you keep.”

For many successful professional athletes and high net-worth individuals, preserving and protecting their hard-earned wealth is critical and a major priority. This may ring truer for professional athletes, as oftentimes, they only get one shot at financial success.

The Professional Athlete Division of Global Wealth Management provides personalized, coordinated financial planning and asset protection strategies for professional athletes, addressing their tax, investment, insurance, estate and overall wealth management needs. By dissecting the top three areas of most concern—Traditional Asset Protection, Transparent Institutional-Based Investment Management, and Seamless Generational Wealth Transfer—our experienced team of professional financial advisors guides athletes through the various transitional phases of their life, from amateur to professional, to potential career transition and ultimately, retirement—and puts a plan in place that allows professional athletes to convert their career earnings into a legacy of financial stability.

Our Strategy

At Global Wealth Management, our process incorporates a comprehensive approach to implementing, measuring and monitoring a coordinated financial plan for our professional athlete clients. The financial plan goes beyond simply tracking the values of investment accounts to include planning in the areas of insurance, taxes, income and estate planning.   We seek to build strong personal long-standing relationships with our clients by always looking out for their best interests.

Our Focus
Bridging The Gap

A vast number of players never think about putting money away while they’re playing and in certain cases, it’s far too late to play catch up.  Through the years, we’ve heard countless players express concern of the day the lucrative checks stop coming in and we get asked, ”What can I do now?” Our answer is always “Get Started Now”. By creating an investment protection and retirement income strategy, we can effectively bridge the gap between the last days of playing and when it comes time to pull from your well-deserved pension fund.

Our Players

The Athlete Asset Management Division of Global Wealth Management is led by Richard Giannotti. Mr. Giannotti brings experience as a former professional athlete, knowing many of the concerns this unique group faces on a day-to-day basis. Richard, works in conjunction with Global Wealth Management co-founders, C. Grant Conness and Andrew Montgomery Costa, to bring a high degree of trust, integrity and service to those they serve. Mr. Conness and Mr. Costa, the co-founders and managing directors of Global Wealth Management (GWM) in Fort Lauderdale, service affluent individuals and families with their retirement and estate planning aspirations. They are financial co-authors and radio co-hosts that have been featured and quoted in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Newsweek, and have appeared on major television affiliated networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX as recognized professionals in their field. The team at Global Wealth Management is very passionate about helping their clients navigate through the often cloudy financial planning industry with proper guidance, ethics and confidence, so that they can achieve their financial goals and stability throughout all the stages of their lives.

Your Call

As your career evolves and your life changes, we are your financial coach and partner, helping to guide you and making sure your needs are being met at each step along the way. Every sport has different earning levels as well as pension funds and penalties for early withdraws. We will educate and empower you to make intelligent decisions, giving you confidence and control over your financial life. Contact Global Wealth Management today and ask us how we can help establish your legacy and structure your financial game-plan for years to come.

Securities offered through Madison Avenue Securities, LLC (MAS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Global Wealth Management Investment Advisory (GWM), a Registered Investment Advisor. Grant Conness is affiliated with Global Financial Private Capital (GFPC), a Registered Investment Advisor. MAS, GWM and GFPC are not affiliated companies.