41 University Drive, Suite 400,
Simply stated, our mission is to help you invest your money wisely so that you can experience joy in your life and pursue your dreams without undue financial worries.
Smith Asset Management was formed by Frank Smith to make sure the best interest of his clients came first! After almost 20 years in the investment business, he saw how large financial institutions and even smaller private firms put their own objectives ahead of the interests of their clients. He knew there was a better and more ethical way of managing investments! So Frank left a senior management position with a large bank and created Smith Asset Management with those objectives in mind.
Smith Asset Management is a Bucks County, PA based independent, fee-only financial advisor serving affluent individuals and corporations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We were founded in 1997 based on the principles that the welfare of our clients always comes first and that quality investment advisory services could be provided at reasonable rates.
Our decision process is objective. It is not encumbered by a need to generate commissions. In fact, we never receive commissions for any recommendation we make to our clients. The investment management and proprietary research we conduct is complemented by thoughtfully selected leading national research sources, equity and fixed income trading desks, and administrative support staff.
A seasoned Investment industry veteran with 40 years of experience, Frank launched his own award-winning investment advisory firm in 1997, and has managed more than $1 billion in investments and developed custom investment plans for 1,000s of clients.
Smith adheres to the CFA Institute’s Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct and to the American College Code of Ethics and Procedures that apply to the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation. We hold ourselves to our fiduciary duty to you and highly value integrity in our work and in our relationship with you.
Frank is passionate about the needs of clients and that drove him to establish Smith Asset Management. He considers his clients to be friends and wants them to enjoy their lives knowing that their investment needs are in good hands. As a result, he is gratified that he and his firm have been recognized by six independent organizations for the superior services they provide.
Mr. Smith earned the highly regarded certifications of Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) from the CFA Institute and Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) from The American College. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Finance, from Drexel University. Frank is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society New York, and the American Association of Individual Investors.
Frank volunteers on the Investment Committee of the Yardley Makefield Fire Company, is Chairman of the Scholarship Committee for Pennsbury Athletic Association, and is Advisor to the Pennsbury Education Foundation. He also taught in the Business School at The College of New Jersey and was an Instructor for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department Continuing Education program.
In recognition of the superior investment advisory services we offer you, we have received acclaim from several independent organizations.
FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER 7 times. Featured in Philadelphia Magazine. Selected by a national, independent organization using ten objective eligibility and evaluation criteria.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT 10 times. Awarded by the CFA Institute in recognition of Frank’s dedication to professional excellence through voluntary participation in programs developed to enhance his investment knowledge and skills.
BEST OF BUCKS 5 times. Voted among the Best of Bucks County’s Financial Advisor/Planners. Votes cast by readers of the Bucks County Courier Times. Subscribers considered all of the large and small, national and local advisory firms in Bucks County, PA.
BUCKS COUNTY’S BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR, Finalist, 2 times. Voting was conducted by Bucks Happening digital magazine among readers of the publication.
BEST INVESTMENT FIRM Poll conducted by InterCounty News Media Group. Readers of its six newspapers considered all of the national and local investment firms in Bucks County, PA, and Mercer County, NJ. Our firm received the largest number of votes.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Voting by members of Contax Network, a group of independent business professionals. Criteria included service to the client, collaboration among professionals, and community service.