Director and Principal Adviser Adam Stubbings set up Compass Financial in May 2009, having worked as a financial adviser in London for ten years. He started the business with 40 clients and £4M of clients' money under his advice, before going on to acquire the portfolios of four retiring IFAs, bringing client numbers up to over 600 with £80M of clients' money under advice. Further growth through acquisition is planned during 2017/18.
Educated at TS Indefatigable, a Naval College on Anglesey where he was Head Boy, Adam later moved to London, where he met Katy, his future wife. Katy came from Ruthin, and this is where they have settled with their two young 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 and set up AKS Diving where he taught to Instructor Trainer level. He also made underwater documentaries for companies such as Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel.
Back in March 2014 Adam went on an expedition across Baffin Island in the Arctic where he was part of a five person team sleeping under canvas, walking 140 miles in 10 days in average temperatures of -28 degrees. This trip helped raise much needed funds for the Youth Adventure Trust.
Adam is an endurance sports enthusiast having successfully completed three full distance Ironman triathlon competitions (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles). He also enjoys open water swimming and in 2016 took part in the Windermere 10km swim. On a more local and a family level, Adam, Katy and the girls head off to their boat in Pwllheli most weekends during the summer.
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 his clients on watch purchases!