Ted Smith is head of Ashmore's U.S. Retail and Wholesale Distribution business. Prior to joining Ashmore, Ted has worked since 2002 at Delaware Investments. During his time at Delaware Ted performed a number of roles, being responsible at different times for Wealth Management, Strategic Partners, Retail Products and Financial Institutions.
Prior to joining Delaware, Ted worked at Foliofn Inc. as vice president, business development from 2000 to 2002 and at Latham and Watkins as an attorney focusing on venture capital, M&A and corporate finance transactions from 1999 to 2000. After qualifying in 1994 as a U.S. attorney Ted spent the initial part of his career practicing law in Russia for Latham and Watkins assisting multinational corporations and private equity funds with their investments in the former Soviet Union. He subsequently joined the staff of a private equity fund, Sector Capital. Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University and qualified Juris Doctor from the University of California.