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Michael Smedley by Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail (Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail)
Michael Smedley by Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail (Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail)

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Michael Smedley: A stiff upper lip, and a tight ship Add to ...

Lavish entertaining is a thing of the past at Canada’s most storied corporate temple.

Five years after Morgan Meighen & Associates acquired control of the three-storey, neo-classical building at 10 Toronto Street, the staid fund management firm offered me a rare tour and lunch. My host is Michael Smedley, the firm’s eccentric chief portfolio manager who parlayed an exotic career as a foreign journalist and public relations manager in Africa and Asia into senior management at one of Canada’s most patrician fund managers.

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