Meet the team

Fund manager Chris Ford explains how he builds a diversified portfolio of companies where revenue growth is driven by the application of AI systems.

Within the Fund, the combination of AI technology and investment expertise seeks to inform decisions and provide a competitive advantage.

Chris Ford

Chris is manager of the Smith & Williamson Artificial Intelligence Fund, alongside Tim Day. Chris joined Smith & Williamson in May 2015 to manage the Smith & Williamson North American Equity Fund and Smith & Williamson Mid Ocean World Investment Fund. Chris joined from Pictet Asset Management where he managed Global and US equities. Prior to this he managed US equities at Schroders and US and technology equities at Aegon Asset Management. Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA (Hons) in Music, an MMus from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. Chris also holds the IMC.

Tim Day

Tim is manager of the Smith & Williamson Artificial Intelligence Fund, alongside Chris Ford. Tim joined Smith & Williamson in May 2015 to manage the Smith & Williamson North American Equity Fund and Smith & Williamson Mid Ocean World Investment Fund. Tim joined from Pictet Asset Management where he managed Global and US equities. Prior to this Tim managed global equities at Henderson Global Investors and US equities at Fleming Investment Management. Tim graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.

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