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Terry Smith is chief executive of Tullett Prebon, the inter-dealer broking group. Prior to that, he was chief executive of Collins Stewart, the stock broker, which he had joined in the early 1990s. He was famously dismissed from UBS Phillips and Drew in 1992 after writing Accounting for Growth, a book that exposed the techniques used by companies to flatter their earnings.
In 2010, he set up Fundsmith as a vehicle for his personal wealth; it now has over £1bn of money under management. Smith was educated at an East London grammar school, before completing an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University and an MBA from The Management College Henley.