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Adam Grainger

Independent change director

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Investment Management
Current
  1. PlanTango
Previous
  1. AEGON Asset Management,
  2. PwC,
  3. Royal Marines
Education
  1. London Business School
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PlanTango

PlanTango

Independent change director

– Present

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Background

Summary

An independent change director in the investment management industry

Key skills

• New business initiatives, post-M&A integrations, turn-arounds and key regulatory changes
• Bringing people together through evidence-based problem-solving
• Reliable implementation and programme management

Languages

• English - native speaker
• Chinese (中文) - halfway through HSK Level A
• French - working proficiency

Experience

Independent change director

PlanTango
– Present (5 years 1 month)London-based, global outlook

Lloyds Banking Group's Insurance Division - finance transformation programme

F&C Asset Management - assessed impact of a change in client base

JPMorgan Asset Management

• Interim COO for new-start UK Defined Contributions investment business
• Operational turn-around of a US distribution business
• Pan-European RDR programme manager

BlackRock - managed EMEA-wide client service implementation, adopted globally

Senior Manager

AEGON Asset Management
(6 years 2 months)

• Defined a successful turn-around strategy
• Designed and implemented pan-European business strategy
• Led post-acquisition integration
• Head of Middle Office - built Middle Office and led investment operations outsourcing project
• Head of Compliance

Management Consultant

PwC
(2 years)

• Senior tutor on PwC's pan-European project management course
• Consultant change manager to major financial services clients

Captain

Royal Marines
(5 years)

• Enjoyed a number of challenging roles, including a secondment to the UK government's Foreign Office
• Awarded Sword of Honour

Skills

  • Business transformations
  • Post-M&A integrations
  • Programme and project...
  • Organizational Change
  • Program Management
  • Asset Management
  • Restructuring
  • Change Management
  • Asset Managment
  • Business Transformation
  • Management Consulting
  • Investment Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Integration
  • Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Process...
  • Financial Services
  • Investments
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Governance
  • Due Diligence
  • Outsourcing
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Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. French

    Professional working proficiency
  3. Chinese

    Limited working proficiency

Education

London Business School

Executive MBA, Business transformations

The University of Edinburgh

MA (Honours), Geography

Victoria College

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