Adam Seymour, a Managing Director based in Makena’s London office, is responsible for efforts in both investment and client strategy. Prior to Makena, Adam was Head of Absolute Return at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), responsible for manager selection and portfolio construction. As a senior member of the Fund Investments Department, Adam helped formulate strategic and tactical asset allocation, while chairing the department’s investment committee. Prior to QIA, Adam worked at HSBC and Morgan Stanley as an equity sell-side analyst covering European integrated oil and gas companies. Adam started his career at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies where he published numerous monographs on crude oil and oil product markets, including “The Oil Price and Non-OPEC Supplies” (1990), and was editor of The Oxford Energy Forum. Adam is a CFA Charterholder and holds an M.S. in Development Economics from London University.