Adam Palmer

Adam Palmer 

Partner, ACA Compliance Group (London)

Adam is a Partner with ACA Compliance (Europe) Limited, the United Kingdom branch of ACA Compliance Group. In this role, he maintains a portfolio of clients and manages a team of consultants providing Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission compliance support to UK-regulated companies. These firms include hedge and traditional long-only managers, private equity companies, broker-dealers, and venture capitalist firms.

Immediately prior to joining ACA, Adam worked for the Permal Fund of Funds Group. While there, he focused primarily on the company’s UK, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Singapore regulatory requirements. Before Permal, Adam served as Vice President, Legal and Compliance, for Centaurus Capital, a European event-driven hedge fund. In that position, he handled all UK and European regulatory issues and oversaw implementation of the Hedge Fund Standards Board requirements. (The Board is UK’s equivalent to the U.S. Presidents Working Group.)

Previous to this, Adam held manager and senior consultant positions at a leading UK compliance consultancy. There he specialized in providing technical regulatory analysis and compliance support to hedge fund investment managers.
Adam started his career at Fidelity Investments in the UK. In previous employment, he earned the UK Regulator’s approval to hold the Compliance Oversight and Money Laundering Reporting functions for a UK-regulated firm.

Adam received his Masters in Commercial and Corporate Law (LLM) (merit) from University College London, having previously graduated in Law and Politics from the University of Birmingham. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate. He contributes frequently to industry journals and news services on UK and European regulatory subject matters. In addition, Adam has participated in industry working groups established by the Alternative Investment Management Association.

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