Bill Smith

CEO, Lazard Asset Management


Bill Smith is Chief Executive of Lazard Asset Management Limited and is a member of the Oversight Committee that oversees our investment product platform worldwide. He began working in the investment field in 1979. Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, he was Head of European Equities and Global Head of Research at ABN AMRO. Bill previously held a number of senior positions at Barclays Bank, including Head of Savings and Investment, Deputy Chairman of Barclays Asset Management and Head of Research at BZW. He qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries whilst at Standard Life and holds a BSc (Hons) in Pure Mathematics from Heriot Watt University. Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and is a past member of the Board of the Investment Management Association.

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