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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 - 14 files

Another Brexit Day Has Come and Gone – What’s Next? October 2019

“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.” – Winston Churchill

Collective Investment Trusts: Entering the Mainstream April 2019

Assisted by a lighter regulatory burden, which make them more cost effective than many similarly structured investment vehicles, the use of collective investment trusts (CITs) in US retirement plans has been accelerating at a steady clip. For ...

Brexit: Where We Are September 2018

For asset managers both in the UK and global managers who see the potential opportunity, now is their chance to make a change. Those managers should see Brexit as a unique opportunity to shape their ideal financial product which will compete on ...