Sports and Entertainment

From our earliest days, Coutts has managed the finances of some of the world’s most talented and influential individuals. Coutts Sports and Entertainment team was established in 1999 and today we are proud to work with some of the leading contemporary sports people and creatives.close



Throughout our history, Coutts has worked with some of the most high-profile and influential names within sport, media and entertainment. Highly connected within our clients’ own circles, we understand the subtleties of their professional lives and provide flexible solutions designed to maximise opportunities as they arise.

Coutts expertise within the sports, media and entertainment industries derives from our long-standing relationships with some of most successful talent within the UK, coupled with our extensive understanding of their creative cycles. Our specialists work collaboratively with our clients’ wider advisers, to be part of a trusted team that accounts for every aspect of their wealth.




An acute understanding of our clients’ own career cycles ensures that our experts are perfectly placed to work with them as their careers develop – maximising the opportunities presented as they peak and planning for a sustainable future. Coutts experts understand the individualistic nature of our clients and the irregularity of work or income that can often present barriers when seeking financial help. Our team understands the opportunities and threats inherent in short-term contracts, are familiar with image rights, advance sales and the value of back catalogues. We offer flexible solutions designed to bring stability and security to an inconsistent world.

From banking, lending and currency management through to financial planning and investment advice, we provide an all-encompassing service that caters to our clients' needs now and into the future. And our advice goes deeper, as we can also help to empower their philanthropic ambitions and advise on the emotionally complex issue of succession planning.



With many of our clients’ finances spanning both personal and commercial interests, Coutts Sports and Entertainment team works alongside the specialist Coutts Commercial Media Banking team to deliver relevant and consistent solutions in keeping with their overarching wealth.

  • Sport

    Coutts has established expertise of working with some of the most talented names in sport. We understand that the demands facing sports' professionals can leave little time for financial management, and that their needs will often increase in complexity as their careers progress.

    Highly connected within the sporting world, Coutts experts work as part of our clients’ trusted advice teams – closely collaborating with agents, professional advisers and family for exceptional solutions that meet their exacting requirements.

    Our focus is on ensuring we maximize the opportunities presented throughout a career, so that clients are financially secure once their first career comes to an end.  

  • TV and Film

    Coutts works with some of the most established and up and coming names in television, film and theatre. Well-versed within the industry, our experts work with individuals in front of, and behind the camera, including actors, directors, scriptwriters and producers. With extensive connections and a deep understanding of the intricacies of this sector, Coutts experts work closely with clients, and with their management team to cater for every aspect of their private banking and wealth requirements.

    Close alignment with Coutts Commercial’s specialist Media experts ensures a full service proposition that is capable of meeting the most complex of needs, whether this is individual lending, the banking infrastructure to support full touring services or company finance.

  • Art

    Coutts has extensive connections across the spectrum of the art world and we are proud to work closely with artists, gallery owners, patrons and trustees. With London being one of the most dynamic cities within the art world, Coutts art experts understand the complexities and the challenges facing clients within the industry.

    We carefully work to ensure that every aspect of their future has been considered and planned for. Our heritage in this sector has seen us fund major exhibitions, galleries as well as safeguard the financial future of our clients personal wealth. With the US dollar being the currency of the art world, Coutts extensive foreign exchange services ensure a flexible and competitive service.

  • Music

    Coutts is renowned for providing exceptional services for some of the most established and more up and coming names within the music industry. Coutts music experts work closely with musicians, songwriters, producers, managers and record company executives.

    We appreciate the dynamics of the industry and the irregular nature of cash flow as the cycle of recording and touring plays out and are able to structure creative lending solutions that reflect the needs of our clients. Coutts provides flexible banking solutions coupled with strategic wealth management for every stage of our clients’ careers.

  • Fashion

    The fashion industry may be driven by defined seasons, but Coutts fashion experts provide a reassuringly constant approach to our clients’ financial requirements. Coutts works with some of the greatest names in fashion and design, from models, designers to model agencies.

    Engrained within the industry, Coutts fashion specialists work closely and effectively with our clients’ wider advisers, to deliver tailored advice across every aspect of their personal finances.

  • The Arts

    Over the last three centuries, Coutts has worked with some of the greatest figures within the arts. This continues today as we provide innovative private banking and wealth management solutions to some of the most well-renowned names within the arts, from authors and playwrights to establishment figures.

    As with the wider creative industries, Coutts experts understand the fluidity of this world, and we work closely with clients and their wider advisers for a stable and sustainable future.

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Market Leader, Coutts Sport and Entertainment

Simon Hopes

A chartered wealth manager, Simon has almost 20 years’ experience within the wealth management industry. Having joined Coutts in August 2013, Simon has expanded the Sports and Entertainment team while continuing to advise clients directly. Previously Head of Distribution at NatWest Stockbrokers, Simon has extensive experience of leading advice businesses – notably the NatWest and RBS Private Advice teams in the Midlands, south west and Wales. A keen sportsman, Simon completed the London Marathon in 2015 in aid of the NSPCC.

Telephone: 020 7649 4083 | Email:

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Managing Director

Ian Turland 

Ian has been in private banking for over 30 years and is a Managing Director working as Senior Wealth Manager in the Sports and Entertainment team. Ian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments.
Ian has worked with some of Coutts highest profile clients for many years, managing their wealth and investments. He has been instrumental in building the Coutts Sports and Entertainment franchise since inception.
Ian has been a keen fund raiser for charities and , previously led Coutts Senior Client Partner and Managing Director population to raise over £400,000 for the NSPCC Childline charity.
A keen long distance walker, both home and abroad, Ian lives in Tunbridge Wells and travels extensively when not watching his two sons play rugby and football.

Telephone: 020 7649 4086 | Email:

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Executive Director, Team Leader

Matthew Wotton

Matt Wotton is Team Leader, Private Banking within Coutts Sports and Entertainment client group. Matt joined Coutts in April 2014, having previously led the Sports, Media and Entertainment business at Barclays Wealth and prior to that, the Global Sports Group at HSBC Private Bank. Matt is a fully qualified private banker with qualifications including CeMap, ACIB and PCIAM. Matt has a passion for all sports and is a third generation Charlton Athletic fan - for which he blames his father and grandfather!

Telephone: 020 7649 4002 | Email:

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Executive Director

Mark Humphrey

Mark has been with Coutts for all 35 years of his working life. A Chartered qualified private banker, Mark co-founded the Sports and Entertainment client group in 1999. Mark specialises in most of the creative arts industries, in particular, music and the art sectors. He manages a portfolio of high profile established clients and more emerging talent, working closely with clients’ trusted teams of advisers - primarily accountants and managers. An Executive Director within Coutts, Mark is a highly experienced lender an, with a good understanding of the vagaries the industry, is involved with some of Coutts more complex lending propositions, . Mark also enjoys (trying) to play golf, music and theatre.  

Telephone: 020 7649 4082 | Email:

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