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Terry Smith

Terry Smith graduated in History from University College Cardiff in 1974. He worked for Barclays Bank from 1974-83 and became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1976. He obtained an MBA at The Management College, Henley in 1979. He became a stockbroker with W Greenwell & Co in 1984 and was the top-rated bank analyst in London from 1984-89. In 1990 he became head of UK Company Research at UBS Phillips & Drew, a position from which he was dismissed in 1992 following the publication of his best selling book Accounting for Growth. He joined Collins Stewart shortly after, and became a director in 1996. In 2000 he became Chief Executive and led the management buy-out of Collins Stewart, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange five months later. In 2003 Collins Stewart acquired Tullett Liberty and followed this in 2004 with the acquisition of Prebon Group, creating the world's second largest inter-dealer broker. Collins Stewart and Tullett Prebon were demerged in 2006.

Return-free risk - why boring is best

Buy shares that look like bonds, says Terry Smith

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago

Ten golden rules of investment

Boost your returns by avoiding common mistakes

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago

Market timing: don’t try this at home

Buy low and sell high sounds obvious, but it’s very difficult in practice

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

Look at returns on capital, not earnings

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago

Too many stocks spoil the portfolio

Beware of ‘diworsification’

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago

Keep a lid on costs to protect your investment

Many investors are sacrificing all of their income and more to investing charges

by Terry Smith Posted 5 years ago at 20:31

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