According to a 3/26/1906 article, Albert E. Turner was a financial writer who gave up journalism to join the banking house of Edward B. Smith.
The undersigned formed a co-partnership under the name of Edward B. Smith and Co.
Edward B. Smith
George W. Norris
Herbert H. Dean
Thomas Newhall - general partners
Francis E. Bond – special partner
Philadelphia and New York, Dec 2, 1909