LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Sports Group, a full-service sports and consulting agency representing MLB and NFL athletes, including Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, today announced a strategic alliance with BrightLights, a company that monitors and reviews professional athletes' finances for fraud. Under this alliance, Vanguard's clients will have the ability to ensure the advisors managing their investments and banking have their best interests at heart and deter future wrongdoing due to the periodic monitoring of the clients' finances.
"We are constantly looking at ways to enhance our client representation services," said Joby Branion, Founder/CEO of Vanguard Sports Group. "This alliance with BrightLights supports that mission and provides needed checks and balances for our clients' finances that will help ensure their success while playing and into their retirement."
The Founder of BrightLights, David Byrne, previously worked as a financial regulator at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) where his investigations resulted in over $30,000,000 in fines, six individuals suspended and two individuals barred, and two firms expelled or withdrawn from the industry. Prior to that, Byrne was licensed as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch on a team managing $600 million in assets.
"Many athletes rely entirely on the people managing their money," Byrne said. "This creates an extreme lack of oversight. Without a trained financial advocate ensuring their investments and activity align to the goals and objectives set in place, every athlete is exposed to increased risk of fraud or abuse. BrightLights' services decrease that risk as much as possible."
About Vanguard Sports Group
Vanguard Sports Group is a full-service talent representation and corporate consulting firm that blends a comprehensive range of extensive client services with the unparalleled experience of its seasoned professionals. Vanguard was founded by veteran NFL agent Joby Branion in 2014 to support, to guide, to counsel and empower every client. For more information on Vanguard Sports Group: https://vanguardsports.com/
About BrightLights Consulting
BrightLights was founded to protect individuals from fraud and dishonest business practices in finance. BrightLights reviews financial documents for a specified period of time to examine for fraud or abusive sales practices like excessive fees or unsuitable investments. For more information on BrightLights: https://brightlightsllc.com/
SOURCE Vanguard Sports Group