Adam Fairhead

  • Investment Funds and Management Companies
  • Buy-side Compliance/Market Conduct
  • Product Governance
  • Conflicts of Interest/Control of Information
  • Compliance and Conduct Risk Management

After a 40-year career in Financial Services, predominantly in asset management at senior executive level, Adam is now working part-time as a consultant to asset and wealth managers. Until recently, Adam was Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC Global Asset Management, where his main responsibilities were coordinating and driving compliance risk management, providing strategic compliance advice to senior management and managing the compliance function.

Earlier Adam held leadership roles in product development, most recently as Global Head of Product Development for HSBC Global Asset Management, where his responsibilities included the coordination and management of product development across the group's product ranges, and as Head of European Product Development for JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management.

Adam has spoken and panelled at conferences, and in 2006 he was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Investment Market Efficiency, which made recommendation that led to the UCITS IV Directive. He also chaired the (then) Investment Management Association’s European Strategy Group.

Adam has an M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University.