A news release said Adey will oversee the regionally based members of the firm’s consultant relations team and direct a strategy supported by enhanced communication with the consultant community. Adey is a three-year member of the firm’s consultant relations group and 18-year industry veteran.
“Creating a global leader of consultant relations strengthens our commercial team through a more focused and coordinated approach to serving all our clients,” said Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GEAM, in the release. “As we continue to expand globally, this alignment will allow us to better support the global presence of consulting firms.”
Adey joined GEAM from Baring Asset Management in 2006, where he was a vice president covering consultants and direct plan sponsor sales for the East Coast. Prior to his role at Baring, Chris held roles at MFS Institutional Advisors, where he was an investment product manager, and Cambridge Associates, where he was a senior research associate and manager.