Adams, who has worked on the financial weekly for four years, is set to join ECD on 25 October as a partner. He will also be head of the firm’s financial services practice, which comprises five people.
Adams joined Financial News in 2000 as US correspondent, covering the fall-out of 9/11 on the financial markets, regulatory reforms introduced under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act following the Enron debacle, and the bursting of the dotcom bubble. He became investment banking editor at the beginning of this year.
Prior to the paper, Adams worked for Thomson Financial publication International Financing Review, covering leveraged financing and emerging markets debt. He began his career as a corporate finance reporter on Euromoney Institutional Investor magazine Corporate Finance.
Financial News has not found a replacement for Adams.
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