Gordon Smith

Director & Head of Research

Gordon has spent his career on the sell and buy-sides: on the sell side as Standard Bank Treasury Economist from 1991-94; as South Africa Economist, first at SG Warburg from 1994-95 and then at Deutsche Bank from 1995-2004; as Africa Group Economist at Citigroup from 2004-07; as Africa Strategist at Renaissance Capital from 2007-08 and as Head of Sales & Strategy at Ecobank London’s CAAD Desk from 2012-13; and on the buy side as Head of Research for Africa/Middle East/Central Asia at global EM hedge fund INTL Consilium in 2008-09 and then at RMB/Momentum Asset Management as Chief Strategist/Head of Asset Allocation from 2009-12. Gordon moved with Vicente from Ecobank to Frontera Capital when the firm was set up in March 2014.

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