Christopher Smith has worked in the City for more than 40 years. He was a Partner of Cazenove & Co. for 19 years, and subsequently Managing Director – Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Cazenove, the joint venture company formed with JPMorgan Chase in 2005. He retired from JPMorgan Cazenove in 2008. At Cazenove he advised a wide range of UK listed companies on capital raising, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and company reorganisations. He has previously served on the boards of The Law Debenture Corporation Plc. and Allchurches Trust Ltd. He is currently Chairman of CG Asset Management.