CSFB vice-chairman to retire

Affable Alan Smith calls it a day.

CSFB is to lose its vice chairman, Alan Smith in December, when the affable investment banker will retire.

Alan SmithSmith has enjoyed a stellar 30 years in Asian investment banking. He spent 23 of those years at Jardine Fleming and under his 13 years of leadership he turned the firm into Asia's premier regional investment bank and easily its most profitable.

Smith, who went to school with Mick Jagger, started out in Hong Kong as a university lecturer in the early 1970s. Not getting much satisfaction doing that, he organized conferences on the side telling brokers what they could and couldn't do under Hong Kong securities law. At the time, many brokers were surprised to find...

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