D. Cotton Swindell, CFA
President and Portfolio Manager (ADX)

Cotton is President and Portfolio Manager of the Adams Diversified Equity Fund. Additionally, Cotton is responsible for covering the communication services sector, as well as the auto and media industries within the consumer discretionary sector.

Prior to joining Adams Funds, Cotton was an Equity Analyst at Wachovia Securities and for 10 years, an Equity Analyst at Alex. Brown and Sons where he provided equity research on a broad array of small- and mid-cap industrial stocks. Earlier in his career, Cotton worked at Prudential-Bache Securities in investment banking and fixed income trading.

Cotton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. He received an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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