Ocean Assets Institute is a registered, non-profit association based in Switzerland.
Our Mission is to drive capital to solutions for sustainable oceans.
D. Michael Adams
Founder & CEO
Michael established Ocean Assets Institute (OAI) to help finance solutions for sustainable maritime industries, healthy oceans and coastal communities.
He is active on several research groups for sustainable maritime finance in Europe and Asia. Michael began his career by founding The Journal of Investing in 1987 and Pedigree Investments Ltd in 1992. He raised capital for alternative investments until 2010, when he became active in sustainable finance.
Michael and his family lived in the Bahamas (2006-9) where they funded coral reef studies and participated in the launch of a marine reserve and the Bahama Lobster FIP.
Michael holds a MSc Business Policy from Columbia University, a BA from Bates College and lives with his family in Switzerland.