Managing Director Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley
April Tam Smith is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley on the Equity Derivatives team in Sales & Trading, based in New York. Her focus area is volatility products and light exotic products. April has been with the firm for the last 13 years. Her life outside of Wall Street consists of being part of Renaissance Church in Harlem and serving in various organizations through HFNY, the justice arm of Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
April spends time in Haiti and South Africa serving at orphanages and social businesses. She also works locally with the vulnerable in New York City including victims of trafficking and those previously incarcerated. April’s goal is to connect her two lives to organically create a ripple effect allowing more people to be involved in creating jobs for the poor. She strongly believes in giving people a hand up over a hand out and has experienced the joy of seeing those benefiting from meaningful work. This led her to opening P.S. Kitchen in the middle of Times Square in August 2017. P.S. Kitchen is a social enterprise that uses 100 percent of its net profit to fund justice work while hiring those in need of a second chance and the recipient of the 2018 Social Enterprise Leadership award from Columbia’s Tamer Center.
April received her bachelor’s in Engineering at MIT and her MBA at Columbia Business School and resides in Central Harlem in NYC with her husband Graham.