Our Firm


Institutions Don’t Manage Money — People Do

For over 40 years, Smith Affiliated Capital (SAC) has helped clients reach their financial goals by building quality portfolios that embody transparency, liquidity, and stability. Our firm was founded based on these principles by Dr. Robert G. Smith, an academic and influential political economist who applied the fundamentals of macroeconomics, quantitative thinking, and sound fundamental research to the development of separate-account portfolio management.

As a father, entrepreneur, and military veteran, Dr. Smith saw a need to bring a global viewpoint to the design, implementation, and management of the high-quality investment strategies for institutions and individuals. Today, Smith Affiliated Capital Corp. is one of the financial industry’s most trusted and valued providers of investment services.

Integrity, CommitmenT, and Pride

As an independent registered investment advisor (RIA), Smith Affiliated Capital helps individuals and institutions achieve their financial goals by emphasizing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another advisor, but a trusted partner.

Value-Based Service

We are committed to delivering a return on your investment by providing unbiased guidance and personalized attention.


Independent ownership means more objectivity and opportunities to align our interests with yours. Our compensation is directly correlated with the success and growth of your investments.

Fiduciary Duty

We commit to the highest standards of fiduciary responsibility, professionalism, loyalty, and trust.


We are a team of experienced investment professionals devoted to building long-standing relationships. Our passion is focused on delivering exceptional client experiences.

Active Management

We actively manage portfolios using a total return approach that seeks to optimize investment holdings to manage risk and return to fulfill each client's financial goals.

Our Team

Our investment team, led by our CEO, Maria Smith, shares the same core values that our firm was founded on: a passion for our business and an unyielding commitment to client service. We are dedicated to the financial well-being of our clients, which has rewarded our firm with long-standing client relationships built on trust and confidence.

Maria E. Smith
Jiang Peng, CFA
Matthew J. Smith

Robert G. Smith, Ph.D.

Chairman Emeritus

Christina Coster

Chief Operating Officer

Paul J. Matus
Municipal Specialist
Broad Market
Erwin D. Tonogbanua
Municipal Specialist
Limited Duration
William Howarth
Senior Corporate Credit Strategist

Patricia Buckley
Investment Operations Analyst

Lionel Gatling
Research Analyst

CLients we Serve

When making investment decisions as an individual or institution, you must consider your risk profile, liquidity needs, resources, time constraints, and investment horizon. Every portfolio has a liability or need to meet, and while our strategies may be different, our tailored investment process, philosophy, and service remain the same.

Let Smith Affiliated Capital help you achieve your goals and give you peace of mind.



Insurance Companies

Hospitals and Healthcare Institutions

Retirement Communities

Family Offices

Financial Advisors


Native American Tribal Nations and their Entities

Municipal Governments

Foundations & Endowments

High-Net-Worth Individuals