Adnan Shamsi

PEGG | Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc.
Princeton, NJ, United States

About Adnan


Adnan Shamsi has over twenty years of experience in financial advisory, investments and insurance. Major Fortune 500 companies have sought Mr. Shamsi’s opinions and advisory services; he has also worked with small & medium sized companies and individuals advising on the mitigation of financial and operational risk, securing investment opportunities and asset management.
Mr. Shamsi is currently with the Professional Economic Growth Group | Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. where he addresses the needs of select clients. At PEGG | HTK, Mr. Shamsi specializes in meeting the needs of Families, Business Owners and Organizations – including Physicians in Group or Individual practice, as well as Professionals in transition: those changing jobs or careers, or impacted by a corporate downsizing. As a father of a Special Needs child, he also provides expertise in planning for the specific needs of families of children with disabilities. Adnan was previously with UBS AG, the world’s largest wealth management firm based in Switzerland, and with Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Adnan received his MBA and Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BA in Economics and a BA in Middle East Studies from Rutgers University.
Adnan currently serves as Co-President of the Thunderbird Alumni Association – Princeton Chapter (TAAPC, or follow on twitter Adnan is also the founding moderator of the PrincetonSpecialKids listserv for special needs families. He also serves on the Planning Committee of the Princeton Public Library to plan and stage TEDx Princeton ( ).

Previously, Adnan had served on the Rutgers University Alumni Association Awards & Recognition Committee ( with responsibility for all Alumni recognition awards and programs. For more information,;
On the Advisory Board of CAMP Philadelphia, which is holding its fourth annual “CAMP Leadership Summit” in Princeton, NJ in April 2011;
Served as co-Chair of the Princeton Cares Team for the 2010 Central New Jersey Autism Walk to benefit Autism Speaks to raise funds for Autism research, treatment and community-based programs (


Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu

Areas of Expertise

Financial Literacy, Investments, Insurance

An idea worth spreading

Connect the Un-Connected

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Creating, Nurturing, Leading, Reading and Acting to Make a Difference.

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Financial Literacy, International Political Economy, Leadership, Autism, Parenting

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My TED story

I discovered TED back in 2008 or so, and have never stopped being amazed by what I see at the Conferences.