Hampton C. Adams III

Financial Advisor




Hampton C. Adams, M.B.A., AIF® is a Financial Advisor with Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC (SEIA) in the Newport Beach office. Mr. Adams received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1986. He then went on to complete his M.B.A. at the University of Virginia (Darden School of Business). Currently he is a Registered Representative of Signator Investors, Inc., a licensed insurance agent of John Hancock Life Insurance Company (CA Ins. Lic. # OI44209) and is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and the Financial Planning Association of Orange County. He also earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation from Fiduciary360, receiving formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.

Since 1988 Mr. Adams has been in the financial services industry with a focus on economics, research and portfolio management. Prior to joining SEIA, he held positions with several investment banks including; Citicorp Securities, Prudential Securities and CIBC World Markets as well as the economic consulting firm of Arthur B. Laffer & Associates. Many notable individual clients, executive groups and corporations have retained him for seminars and private consultations. He is featured in the press often as a financial expert and quoted for his insights on the markets. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Hampton was featured in Orange Coast Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager*.

Mr. Adams currently resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife Mary and their four children. He is active in the community having served as a Group Leader in the YMCA Adventure Guides Program, a middle school basketball coach, an AYSO-certified soccer referee, and an usher at St. Joachim Catholic Church.

*The Five Star Wealth Manager Award is a client services award issued by Five Star Professional, based on an overall evaluation score of a wealth manager that reflects an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client’s experience. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or the magazine.