Henley Smith currently serves as Senior Vice President with primary responsibility of relationship management and business development through the introduction of individual, family office and selective institutional clients to Vanderbilt Avenue Asset Management’s suite of solutions in cash and short-duration fixed income investments and related market strategies. He also offers clients a wealth of insight and experience through the conservative construction of limited-duration investment portfolios that enhances return, liquidity and principal safety.
Before joining Vanderbilt, Henley served as Senior Director–Investment in Oppenheimer& Co Inc.’s Private Client/Wealth Management Division focused on liquid alternative investment products. Henley also served as Chief Investment Officer of Commonwealth Asset Management LLC,which is part of the Gabelli Family Office Investment Platform. Before Commonwealth, he completed a 20 year association with GAMCO Investors where he served as CIO of Gabelli Fixed Income LLC from that firm’s inception in 1987.
Henley joined Vanderbilt with the expectation of sharing this experience and knowledge by making use of a similar business model that highlights his long-term track of market success and portfolio innovation. Vanderbilt’s commitment to a client focused, safe harbor investment model is a perfect match with his historical portfolio mandates and further complements his efforts to assist in elevating the firm’s brand.
A regular guest on Bloomberg TV and Radio and a participant in numerous investment forums, Henley is frequently cited in industry publications in which he characteristically champions a risk-averse, straightforward, and understandable market strategy in support of those investors working toward achieving similar investment objectives. Henley graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. He currently holds The General Securities Representative License(Series 7), the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam (Series 63), and the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam (Series 65).