Donald Smith & Co Profile
Donald G. Smith was the Chief Investment Officer of Donald Smith & Co from its founding in 1980 until he passed away in 2019. He began his career as an analyst with Capital Research Company and subsequently worked at Capital Guardian Trust Co. In 1980, he became the CIO of Home Insurance Company and the President of Home Portfolio Advisors, Inc., which he bought and re-named to Donald Smith & Co.
Smith was awarded a B.S. in Finance and Accounting by the University of Illinois, an MBA by Harvard University and a J.D. from UCLA Law School and was admitted to the Bar Association of California. He once volunteered for Ben Graham at UCLA to conduct a study on a low P/E strategy.