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Steven Adams

Senior Distinguished Fellow
J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSL 421
(651) 962-4986
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(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4986
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Steven M. Adams was a founding Partner and General Counsel of Wayzata Investment Partners ("Wayzata"), an investment manager located in Wayzata, Minnesota with approximately $8 billion under management.  He was an Investment Principal with the predecessor business to Wayzata, which was part of Cargill Financial Services Corporation.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Attorney in the Law Department of Cargill, Inc. and worked as an Associate at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.  He was Chairman of the Board at Arrow Sheds LLC in Wayne, New Jersey and at Special Devices, Inc. in Mesa, Arizona until 2012 when that company was successfully sold.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran Social Services Foundation of Minnesota and Chairman of the Foundation Investment Committee.  Steve and his two partners were the owners of Tsar Tops Dancer, winner of the 2010 Minnesota Derby at Canterbury Park.

Steven Adams Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 779 - 01 Financial Markets - T - R - - - 1530 - 1625 MSL 458

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1530 - 1625


MSL 458

Course Registration Number:

43298 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours


Steven M. Adams

This course introduces the ideas, methods, and institutions that make up the American financial markets. It examines the practices and operation of various markets, including those for corporate stock, debt, securitization, options, futures and commodities, as well as private investment funds and investment banking. The course further considers risk, financial crises, and regulation.

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