About John Smith
John Burns Smith was born in Wigan. He attended Leeds University where he gained a BSc in Psychology. John started his investment career in 1973 at a Manchester stockbroker and worked for three local firms before joining Brown Shipley (previously called Henry Cooke) in 1994. In 2000 he was promoted to head of investment strategy and was appointed chief investment officer in 2003. John moved to Kredietbank Luxembourg (KBL), the parent company of Brown Shipley, in 2004 where he was head of the equity team. In 2006 he moved back to Brown Shipley where he is now a senior fund manager running the IFDS Brown Shipley UK Flagship Fund. John has been managing funds for over 23 years and is a member of the Securities Institute. Outside of fund management he enjoys rugby, music and walking.