Britton C. Smith

Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at HighMark Capital Management, Inc.

Britton C. Smith

Britton C. Smith

Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at HighMark Capital Management, Inc.

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Board Member at Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

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Treasurer at Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

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Vice President, Development at Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

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Vice President, Research Analyst at Santa Barbara Asset Management LLC

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Member at Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

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Britton C. Smith
Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at HighMark Capital Management, Inc.
Education

The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site near Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system. UCSB traces its origins back to the Anna Blake School which was founded in 1891 and offered training in home economics and industrial arts. The Anna Blake School was taken over by the state in 1909 and became the Santa Barbara State Normal School. Intense lobbying by an interest group in the City of Santa Barbara, led by Thomas Storke and Pearl Chase, persuaded the State Legislature, Governor Earl Warren, and the Regents of the University of California to move the State College over to the more research-oriented University of California system in 1944. The State College system sued to stop the takeover, but the Governor did not support the suit. A state initiative was passed, however, to stop subsequent conversions of State Colleges to University of California campuses. From 1944 to 1958 the school was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California, before taking on its current name. When the vacated Marine Corps training station in Goleta was purchased for the rapidly-growing college, Santa Barbara City College moved into the vacated State College buildings.

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

Career History
Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager
2017 - Current

HighMark Capital Management (HCM) combines fundamental, quantitative, and econometric analyses to build diversified equity portfolios. The firm's Fundamental team looks for companies with double digit growth rates that have sustainable competitive advantages. HCM's Value team looks for underappreciated firms with unrealized potential or assets. The Core team uses information-based analysis to find companies where informed investors have positive outlooks. HCM’s Fixed Income team performs intensive market and credit research to identify high-quality issues. To minimize volatility, they carefully manage interest rate and credit risk and reposition portfolios as necessary to capitalize on opportunities arising from changes in interest rates, the yield curve and sector spreads. HCM’s cash management specialists use extensive analysis of market sectors and individual issues to enhance diversification and reduce volatility. The firm invests in a range of investment-grade domestic and foreign dollar-denominated securities to meet a variety of liquidity needs.HCM offers various style-specific strategies using internal and external managers. They employ a disciplined, consistent process to actively manage portfolios including equity, fixed income, liquidity management and multi-asset strategies. Equity strategies include U.S. Large Cap Fundamental research-based strategies including Value, Relative Dividend Yield, Fundamental Advantage, Dividend Advantage and Large Cap Growth, as well as U.S. Disciplined-based strategies including Large Cap, Small Cap and Microcap. HCM also employs fixed income strategies in the areas of Core, Intermediate Term, Investment Grade Corporates, Short Term, National Tax-Free and California Tax-Free. For management of institutions’ cash and excess working capital, HCM offers both domestic and non-U.S. liquidity strategies invested principally in money market instruments. Multi-asset strategies include a variety of risk/return balanced portfolios and Custom Investment Management. HCM offers other strategies through third-party sub-advisor relationships.

Portfolio Manager
2001 - Prior

Santa Barbara Asset Management (SBAM) is a growth manager that believes stock prices are driven over the long-term by underlying earnings growth. The firm provides separate account investment advisory services in dividend-focused strategies, including Dividend Growth, Global Dividend Growth, International Dividend Growth and Select Dividend Growth. Each of these strategies primarily invests in dividend-paying common and preferred stocks with the potential for future dividend growth and capital appreciation. Because companies in certain sectors of the economy tends to provide dividends that companies in other sectors or industries, portfolios may gave a greater exposure to higher dividend-yield sectors and industries than the broad equity market. The strategies may invest in small-, mid- and large-cap companies. Dividend Growth typically invests in US companies, although investments in non-US companies are permitted. Global Dividend Growth invests in both US and non-US. companies (primarily in developed markets). International Dividend Growth generally emphasizes non-US companies (primarily in developed markets), although investments in US companies are permitted. Select Dividend Growth invests in both US and non-US companies primarily in developed markets. Non-US investment exposure may be achieved by investing in ADRs.

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CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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