Robert Garton-Smith is the managing director and owner of Primary Securities and has been its responsible manager in relation to managed investments since 1999. He has degrees in law, commerce and financial planning and is a legal practitioner, as well as being a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Australian Compliance Institute. Mr Garton-Smith worked in the area of managed investments since preparing Australia's first feature film prospectus in 1981. He has prepared and overseen several of managed investment schemes relating to film, forestry, viticulture, horticulture, manufacturing, mortgages, equities and real estate, and also prepared share, debenture stock and unsecure notes issues. Mr Garton-Smith has practiced law since 1970 and is admitted as a practitioner in Australia, England and Wales. He remains the principal of the corporate and commercial law practice Garton Smith & Co, which now has small practice advising in relation to managed investments, corporate, real estate and intellectual property.