Smith (pictured) has joined wealth manager Sandaire as an investment director.
He told ETF Stream: “I am very pleased to have joined Sandaire, where I am excited by their ambition and commitment to offer clients an unparalleled investment offering.
“ETFs will naturally play part in that, alongside an expertise in specialist funds, private equity and property.”
Earlier this year, Smith was named in ETF Stream’s 30 Index, which acknowledges the most influential experts across the European ETF industry.
Prior to IG Group, he spent three years at Julius Baer where he led the UK Portfolio Construction team between 2013 and 2016.
Before this, he was a portfolio manager in the emerging markets team at Sarasin & Partners for five years. Smith started his career at Forsyth Partners.