Abu Dhabi based global forex brokerage firm ADS Securities has announced that it has hired Adam Clayton as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking.
Reporting directly to ADS Securities Vice Chairman and CEO Philippe Ghanem, Adam Clayton joins ADS from the Goldman Sachs International unit of global investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) where he was Managing Director and co-head of Securities Sales for the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Clayton moved to London to the UAE for Goldman back in 2007.
Before joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Adam Clayton also worked at Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.
Mr. Ghanem commented:
This is an important appointment. The demand for our IB services is growing all the time. Institutional clients are aware of the quality of deals we can access and want to work with a highly capitalised partner. They have been asking for us to increase our commitment in this area and the board believes that now is the right time to expand our offer. Adam is a highly respected and experienced executive who will be an important addition to the management team.
ADS Securities IB team works across all the main markets with a range of clients including public sector and government organisations, large corporations and financial institutions. They implement growth based investment strategies through advisory services, M&A, private placements, pre-IPO placements and seed capital opportunities.
Mr. Clayton said of his new job:
ADS Securities is the company to watch in the region. I am delighted to be joining as the firm continues to expand its investment banking offering to clients. ADS is known for the opportunities it can access and for the quality of its team. Today’s global markets are challenging and complex: opportunities exist but accessing and executing them is not easy. It is time to bridge that gap and deliver to regional and international clients the deals that make sense for them.
ADS Securities LLC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices in London and Hong Kong. It is and regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE, the FCA in the UK and the SFC in Hong Kong.