Adrian co-founded Merricks in 2007. As Chief Investment officer Adrian brings over 20 years of experience in financial markets both in research and funds management. Adrian is responsible for the strategic direction of Merricks and asset allocation within individual funds, deciding when to create a fund in a given asset class. In collaboration with his team, Adrian drives the evolution of the investment process and platform.
From 2005 to 2007 Adrian worked at Citadel Investment Group (Chicago) as the Head of Quantitative Alpha Generation, Global Equities. The Alpha Generation team was primarily responsible for the evolution and refinement of the investment process of Citadel’s Global Equities & Derivative Portfolio. The global equities group consisted of nine sector teams and ran the world’s largest fundamental long/short market neutral portfolio. During this time Adrian was also directly responsible for an Asian focused derivative portfolio.
Between 2000 and 2005, Adrian was a Director at Merrill Lynch (New York & Hong Kong), where he was Head of the Global Valuation and Analytics Group. Adrian also held the position as the Head of Pension and Endowment Strategy & Research. The Global Valuation and Analytics Group consisted of twenty individuals around the world and were responsible for systematically extracting both qualitative and quantitative company research from Merrill Lynch’s 500 industry analysts, for the development of analytic tools and investment strategies. The Pension and Endowment Strategy team focused on asset allocation, liability hedging, portable alpha strategies and other investment strategies primarily for defined benefit plans and endowments.
Prior to this, Adrian was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch (Melbourne, Australia) where he worked as in investment strategy and equities analyst roles from 1993 to 2000.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1994). He also holds a Quantum Financial Services (Australia) Diploma of Financial Services (2007) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (USA) Series 7 / 3 / 63 Examination (2000) from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Adrian sits on the investment committee for Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.