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David Smith is Director of Hong Kong & Singapore corporate governance research for RiskMetricsGroup’s ISS Governance Services unit. Based in Singapore, he joined RiskMetrics in 2007 from HIM Governance, where he provided corporate governance research analysis and proxy voting advice to institutional clients.

He has previously worked for Hermes Pensions Management in London providing research advice on voting and engagement programmes, and has worked for the Asian Corporate Governance Association as a research consultant. David has also undertaken research on the private equity industry for a major independent ratings agency in the UK, and has lectured on micro-economics at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo (China).

He has a PhD in corporate governance and an MA in Corporate Strategy and Governance (both from the University of Nottingham), and a BSc in Business Economics (from the University of Wales).

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