Adam Carlin

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

December 2019

Adam Carlin began working for Morgan Stanley directly upon graduating from the UM School of Business. He worked first in their downtown Miami office, but for the last 15 years has worked in their downtown Coral Gables office. Beyond a successful career in wealth management, Carlin has been an extraordinarily active member of the community, currently serving on the boards of the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (as Chair), the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Advisory Board, and the UM Business School’s Board of Overseers, among many others. In the last few years he has been honored with the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Art & Culture Award, and in 2017, UM’s School of Business Excellence in Leadership Award.

Latest Endeavors

Part of the leadership team that helped make Sylvester an NCI-designated cancer center, part of the team that recently raised substantial funds to rename the UM Business School, and co-creator of a scholar’s program at the business school to send talented students for interviews with top New York firms. He continues to unilaterally fund the annual Carlin Family Prom at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, providing children and their parents a safe environment to have fun, regardless of their medical condition.

What He Says

“Part of what happens in life is the luck of the draw. Some people have had a lot of unfortunate things that have occurred to them through no fault of their own, and some people have had a lot of good fortune in their life, not 100 percent a result of what they have done,” he says. “I remind myself of that, and I think it is very important to give back to the community.” Carlin focuses his community efforts on health, education and the arts, and within health he focuses on cancer and spinal cord injuries. “With cancer, I would say, it doesn’t discriminate. It’s something that tries to steal our loved ones – young, old, those that are fortunate, those that are struggling… It’s just so important that resources be focused on that to try to make a difference.”