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Adrian Whelan Senior Vice President, Investor Services


Adrian Whelan is a Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Investor Services at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), based in Dublin. In this role, he is responsible for articulating the impact of regulatory change on asset managers and the industry in which they operate. Mr. Whelan is the lead contributor to BBH’s On The Regs blog, where he regularly shares insights on global regulatory topics. He joined the firm in 2011.

Mr. Whelan is active in the Investment Company Institute, the International Securities Lending Association, Irish Funds and Investment Association, and other global industry bodies and working groups focused on education and advocacy for regulatory and policy changes impacting the asset management and banking industries.

Mr. Whelan is a champion of the Dublin chapter of BBH's Young Professionals Network and is active in the firm’s Asia Link Network and Pride Network.

Adrian holds a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University. 

Market Commentary - 23 files

Private Markets Can Drive Towards a Sustainable Future September 2020

While investors look to the sustainability of their investment portfolios, asset managers must also look to the sustainability of their own business model and product offerings and ask themselves whether they are building walls or building ...

In Conversation: CP86 Dear CEO Letter August 2020

Adrian Whelan, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Intelligence at BBH, speaks with Danny Lawlor from Aquest about the Central Bank of Ireland’s (CBI) Delegate Oversight Consultation Paper (CP86) and the CBI’s CEO mock letter that has recently ...

Europe's Mission to Mars: EU ESG Regulation July 2020

In this ESG Infographic, we delve into the growing trend of deeper integration of sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles into asset management, especially its prominence in Europe.

In Conversation With Travers Smith July 2020

BBH’s Adrian Whelan speaks with Vanessa Battaglia and Jonathan Gilmour from Travers Smith about all things regulatory reporting, deadlines, and foreign exchange and derivatives contracts.

In Conversation: The Retailization of Illiquid Funds June 2020

Adrian Whelan, Head of Regulatory Intelligence at BBH, recently had the pleasure of virtually meeting with Lora Froud, Partner at Macfarlanes, to discuss the growing focus in asset management on retail investor access to less liquid alternative ...

Staying Connected Webcast: COVID-19 Impact on Global Custody May 2020

In this edition of Staying Connected, Bob Stewart, Head of Global Custody Product, joins Adrian Whelan, Head of Regulatory Intelligence, to discuss some of the many ways the COVID-19 crisis is impacting operational processes across the industry.

Staying Connected: Talking TALF 2.0 April 2020

TALF, a market intervention program from the 2008 financial crisis to keep loans flowing to businesses, has been revived by the Fed. Time is of the essence and getting in early is key.

TALF 2.0: Opportunity Knocks but Only for a Short Time April 2020

TALF, a market intervention program deployed during the 2008 financial crisis to keep loans flowing to businesses, was recently revived by the Fed. Opportunity abounds for credit managers, but only for a limited time.