Edward Smith

Head of asset allocation research
Edward Smith head shot - Rathbone Investment Management
Edward Smith
Head of asset allocation research

Edward is Head of Asset Allocation Research at Rathbones and supports its investment process with proprietary macro-based, multi-asset research. He is a member of the Strategic Asset Allocation Committee, Sector Selection Committee, and a founding member of the Responsible Investment Committee. Edward presents frequently to clients on the economic and financial market outlook, and comments on economic developments in the press. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and Sky News. 

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 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).