Franklyn Smith was a lead client service partner in the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), retired effective June 30, 2021. He was lead client service partner on some of PwC’s largest, most complex and respected mutual fund clients. Frankie has extensive experience, deep financial expertise, and is proficient in all aspects of accounting, reporting, internal control matters, and other regulatory requirements applicable to mutual funds. He has significant experience with all types of mutual funds, including open and closed end funds, ETFs, master feeder funds and multiclass funds. His extensive experience also includes serving nonpublic funds, such as investment partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds, bank commingled funds and offshore funds. He has significant experience with various investment products, including derivatives, emerging market securities, international securities, money market securities, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. He has assisted mutual fund clients with due diligence reviews of fund mergers, structuring new funds and dealing with operational, regulatory and reporting matters.
Frankie was Market Team leader and Primary Reporting Partner in PwC’s New York office Asset & Wealth Management Practice with day-to-day responsibilities for driving revenue and business development, audit quality and human capital efforts. He was also responsible for partner assignments, partner plans, partner rotation and performance. He has strong interpersonal skills and collaborative approach. He has a strong career of coaching, mentoring, developing and sponsoring people. Frankie is an active supporter of diversity, equity and inclusive initiatives.
Frankie earned a combined Bachelor of Business Administration (summa cum laude) and a Master of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Pace University, New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant and lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with wife and two kids.