Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Head of Trading

Independent Franchise Partners

Ben joined Independent Franchise Partners, LLP in July 2015 and has 16 years of investment experience. Before joining the Firm, Ben worked as a strategist across a number of trading desks at Morgan Stanley. He helped capture additional revenue and improve efficiencies for these desks by building automated trading engines and developing analytical tools. Prior to this, Ben was part of a team within Morgan Stanley’s investment management business responsible for developing and implementing a multi-asset portfolio management system, used by portfolio managers, traders and operations personnel. Ben received a MEng (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Warwick and is a CFA® Charterholder.