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Brien Smith: 'We're getting very close to getting full European compliance'

Mar 02, 2020 - Private Equity Manager
Mergers and Acquisitions

An 18-year veteran of Neuberger Berman, Brien Smith has seen pretty much all of the era-defining changes to the industry. His tenure has seen Lehman Brothers' acquisition in 2003, through the investment bank's spectacular collapse in 2008, and the ensuing years of regulatory change, unprecedented low global rates, voracious inflows into credit and alternative investments and, of course, the intensifying global technology arms race.

The COO spoke with Isobel Markham, senior editor of...