BCom/LLB (ANU), LLM (Syd.) CTA
Guy Smith is an investment banking executive and qualified lawyer with over 18 years experience in the banking and financial services industry in Australia and overseas. He has extensive experience in advising on, developing, structuring, managing, and executing financial transactions and products, both domestically and internationally.
Guy offers a unique combination of transaction experience across financial markets and a comprehensive commercial and legal understanding of financial transactions, together with the benefit of a broad perspective gained from exposure to the retail and investment banking environments and from acting in an advisory capacity. He possesses a detailed understanding of and transactional skills across all parameters, including accounting; tax; legal; regulatory; risk; and pricing.
He has worked as a tax and legal adviser at a Big 4 Accounting firm, Ernst & Young, including a secondment to New York and a “magic circle” UK law firm, Allen & Overy. He also has significant banking experience working at and consulting to retail and investment banks such as NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Bank. More recently, he has also consulted to BT Financial Group, the wealth management arm of Westpac, and its financial planning dealer groups of Securitor and BT Select.
As a result of his experience, Guy has developed an extensive global network of banking relationships and contacts in financial markets and professional services firms, including bankers, lawyers, accountants and financial advisers.
Guy has qualifications in finance and law, including a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the Australian National University. Guy is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Taxation Institute of Australia and is also a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW and a Chartered Tax Adviser.