Karen Ho Smith is president of KMH Management Inc., an investment management firm she founded in New York. Prior to establishing KMH in 1982, she began her career at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York and subsequently held various research, institutional sales, investment management, and advisory positions at Morgan Stanley Inc., Wertheim Asset Management Inc., and Carnegie Capital Advisors. Smith is affiliated with the S.H. Ho Foundation Ltd. and the F & D Foundation Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Smith graduated from Brown University in 1975 with a BA in economics and received her MBA from Columbia University in 1977. She is a member of the Brown University President's Leadership Council, Parents Leadership Council, and the Advisory Council on China.