Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Partner
As the former Chief Market Strategist at Smith Barney, Marshall Acuff brings over 40 years of experience and global leadership in investment strategy, research and investment management to Cary Street Partners. As Chair of Cary Street Partners’ Investment Committee, Marshall establishes the firm’s investment strategy and leads the Investment Strategy Team.
Marshall’s storied career began in 1966 when he joined Smith Barney. While serving as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director, he was a member of Smith Barney’s Investment Policy Committee, responsible for equity strategy. In 2001, Marshall left Salomon Smith Barney to found and lead AMA Investment Counsel, LLC, in Richmond, Virginia. Marshall joined Cary Street Partners in 2004.
A thirteen-time member of Institutional Investor’s All-American team, Marshall is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the CFA Institute, a member of CFA Virginia and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He has participated in advanced investment seminars at Harvard and Princeton. Frequently quoted by the media, Marshall has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg, PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, NKK, BBC, and CNBC as the guest host of Squawkbox. He has written columns for the Nikkei (Japan Economic Journal) and the Handelsblatt newspaper (Germany’s business and financial daily), and articles in Barron’s and Forbes.
Marshall is Past Chair of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB), Past Rector of the College of William and Mary , Past Chair of the Virginia Retirement System and past Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of Owens and Minor, Inc.
Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Retirement system and he is a member of the board of directors of Morton Publishing Company the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. He has chaired the investment committees of the William and Mary Foundation, Sweet Briar College, the Community Foundation of Richmond, the Episcopal Church Foundation and Virginia Theological Seminary.
Marshall is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Marshall and his family live in Richmond, Virginia.