Andrew Smith

Executive Chairman

Andrew is an innovative financial services executive with 30 years of experience as an academic, mentor, and practitioner leading companies in the design and execution of goal-driven investment strategies to create a branded platform for growth.

He draws on his research as a Lecturer and a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. As Chief Investment Officer at Republic National Bank, he raised over 1 billion dollars in client funds in only three years; he later broadened this background, again as Chief Investment Officer, when he set-up and ran a Four Hundred Million Dollar ($400,000,000) multi-strategy fund.

His history in the industry spans the full spectrum of fixed income; from Collateral Manager for three Asset Backed Securities Collateral Debt Obligations (“ABS CDOs”) and structuring a One Hundred Fifty Million ($150,000,000) Life Settlements Annuity program to raising over $4 billion in debt for various mortgage related structured products.

Andrew is currently Chief Executive Officer of BroadSolutions in New York where he raised 40 million dollars of capital and purchased Towne Mortgage Corporation, a company he previously grew from 400 million dollars per year in originations to over 1.2 billion dollars with a servicing book of over 25,000 borrowers. Not only does his time as an academic and professional speak to his expertise, but he has also served as a designated expert witness and valuation expert for over 13 cases involving swaps, mortgages, and ABS CDOs.