Janis F. Kerns
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
Janis serves as Adams Funds’ General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer. In those roles, Janis oversees all legal and compliance matters for the Funds. She is a member of the Funds’ Management Committee.
Janis’s more than 24 years of legal and compliance experience in the investment management industry includes service in-house on Wall Street, representing clients in private practice, and three years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She has been a frequent author and speaker on fund management and compliance matters.
Janis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University and earned her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law. She is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and actively represents the Funds within the Closed-end Fund Association and the Investment Company Institute.