Edward Smith

Co-chief investment officer
Edward Smith head shot - Rathbone Investment Management
Edward Smith
Co-chief investment officer

Edward is Rathbone Investment Management’s co-chief investment officer. Alongside Elizabeth Savage, he has joint responsibility for Rathbones’ research department, the evolution and performance of its investment process, and its responsible investment philosophy. Day-to-day, he focuses on asset allocation and macroeconomic research, risk analytics, fixed income and currency, business development and external communications. He is the Chair of the Strategic Asset Allocation Committee, co-Chair of the Sector Selection and Portfolio Construction Committees, and a founding member of the Responsible Investment Committee. Edward presents frequently to clients and the media on the economic and financial market outlook. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and Sky News.

Prior to this appointment he was Rathbones’ Head of Asset Allocation Research. He joined Rathbones in 2014 from Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, where he was global strategist and co-lead manager of their Risk Enhanced Multi-Asset Portfolio service. He began his career at Blackrock.

Edward is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and has served on the continuing education committee of CFA UK, for whom he has also helped write position papers, most recently Chairing the working group on the future of Corporate Financial Reporting. He is a published expert on risk management for high net worth individuals, and is a member of the Society of Professional Economists. He has an MA from the University of Oxford and an MSc with distinction in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).