Howard is head of U.S. core and core-plus fixed income at Manulife Investment Management. He serves as a lead portfolio manager for the core-plus fixed-income strategy and the core fixed-income strategy. Prior to joining the company, he spent more than 14 years at Sun Life Financial Services of Canada, where he worked as a senior vice president for Sun Capital Advisers and managed investment-grade and high-yield fixed-income portfolios for Sun Life’s general account and separately managed pension clients, mutual funds, and other institutional investors. Earlier in his career, Howard worked at Baring Asset Management as a fixed-income analyst. He holds the Certified Financial Analyst designation, is a member of the CFA Society Boston, and a past president and director of the Fixed Income Management Society of Boston. Howard has made several appearances on Bloomberg TV to discuss the bond market.
- Education: B.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., Northeastern University
- Joined the company: 2002
- Began career: 1983
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