Terry Smith was born in and is currently based in Mauritius, where he is the CEO of Fundsmith. He studied history at University College Cardiff and went on to attend The Management College in Henley. Smith has accumulated a large amount of experience in a number of roles including CEO of Collins Stewart and working at UBS Philips & Drew. In 2010 he set up Fundsmith where he runs the Fundsmith Equity Fund, a large cap global equity portfolio. Outside of work Smith enjoys shooting and other sports including rugby and skiing.
The funds objective is to achieve long-term growth in value, investing in shares of companies on a global basis. The fund's approach is to be a long-term investor in its chosen stocks and it will not adopt short-term trading strategies. The fund aims to invest in businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed, whose advantages are difficult to replicate, which do not require significant borrowing to generate returns, with a high degree of certainty of growth from reinvestment of their cash flows at high rates of return, that are resilient to change, particularly technological innovation.
- South Africa
- United Kingdom