Adam Stubbings set up Compass Financial in May 2009, having worked as a financial adviser in Stockport for 3 years and previously London for ten years. He started the business with 40 clients and £4 million of clients' money under advice, before going on to acquire the portfolios of six retiring financial advisers, bringing client numbers to over 750 with £130 million of clients’ money under advice. In September 2018 Adam acquired Aqua Financial from retiring principals Shaun and Lorrain Dunne adding a further 750 clients and an additional £120 million of clients’ money under advice.
Educated at TS Indefatigable, a Naval College on Anglesey where he was Head Boy, Adam later moved to London, where he met Katy, his now wife. Katy came from Ruthin, and this is where they have settled with their two daughters. Both girls are students at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay and are enjoying all the opportunities there including participation in sports teams.
Earlier in Adam’s working life, he took a four year career break to pursue his passion for Scuba Diving at a professional level where he taught diving to Instructor Trainer level. He also made underwater documentaries for companies such as Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. In 2013and twice in 2015 Adam competed in a full distance Ironman competition and in 2014 crossed Baffin Island as a member of an Arctic expedition team.
Adam also has a passion for horology. He is fascinated by the detail and workmanship involved in designing and creating top quality watches and has been known to advise clients and friends on their watch purchases!