Ed is a retired Managing Director of Smith Barney. During his professional career, he managed substantial institutional investment portfolios for major corporate and non-profit sector clients, including AT&T, Emerson Electric, Eastman Kodak and Monsanto. Additionally, he managed the Smith Barney Equity Fund, a public, growth-oriented mutual fund. As capital markets became progressively more globalized, international political and financial developments emerged as increasingly consequential in the formulation of investment policy and as a matter of personal interest. Ed received his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and his M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.