Adam Thurgood, CFA, CFP® joined Hightower in 2012 as a Managing Director and Partner of Hightower Las Vegas.
Adam's role at Hightower is focused on managing client portfolios. He leads the team's research and investment process, which focuses on helping clients achieve their goals while properly managing risk. Adam began his career in the financial services industry in 2000 with Prudential Securities. He was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Merrill Lynch's PIA Program.
Adam earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He graduated magna cum laude and was an ITA Scholar-athlete while playing tennis for the Rebels. He also holds a Master degree in Banking and Financial Services from Boston University, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Adam is regularly quoted in the financial press and has appeared numerous times on CNBC, as well as other radio and TV programs.
Adam is an ardent supporter of financial education. He served as an adjunct finance professor at UNLV from 2009-2014, and is also a board member of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, a non-profit organization aimed at improving financial literacy among today's youth. Adam has also traveled the world in various capacities for the CFA Institute.
Originally from Utah, Adam is an avid skier and runner, and enjoys watching and playing soccer. He loves music and has recorded several original songs on the ukulele. Adam married UNLV Rebel tennis star Aga Abram in 2004.