As the managing director of Smith Barney’s global equity research division, William Kennedy services institutional and individual investors with industry leading stock research. Kennedy is a member of the Citigroup management committee and the Smith Barney planning group. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Prior to assuming his current position, Kennedy was the co-head of equity research for Nikko Citigroup, based in Tokyo, Japan. He joined Salomon Brothers (a Citigroup predecessor firm) in 1996 as a member of the Japan equity sales desk based in New York. Before joining Citigroup, Kennedy worked as a buy side analyst for TIAA-CREF and DuPont Pension Fund, where he analyzed Japanese and Asian stocks and capital markets.
Mr. Kennedy received his BS in Economics and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He is fourth-generation Irish American, with roots in Monaghan. He has three children.