Prior to his position at Perfect Information, Howard spent four years as Global Product manager for Market Data at GFI, the major US inter-dealer broker, where he managed a team of developers and data analysts. During his time here, Howard developed and launched GFIâs credit derivatives portal and data feed products.
Before working at GFI, Howard spent three years at Thomson Financial as Senior Product Manager of Open Data Access for Thomson Datastream. He was responsible for creating the Datastream Open Data Access product family, which allowed customers access to Datastreamâs databases using interactive APIs and high capacity data feeds. Howard also spent one year at Thomson as the Product Manager for Fixed Income and Derivatives on Datastream.
"Having somebody of Howardâs experience and recognised expertise on board at Perfect Information spells the start of an exciting time for us," said Greg Simidian, Managing Director, Perfect Information. "His experience and vision in the market mirrors our commitment to developing Perfect Analysis into a market leading equity analytical solution. We are looking forward to unveiling Perfect Analysisâ innovative new features in the coming months."
Earlier in his career, from 1993 to 1997, Howard was the Manager for Structured Finance at Hees International Capital Ltd Canadian merchant bank, where he was a key member of a small expert team structuring PFI and other tax based financing deals. Previously, Howard has also spent time working at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Logica Finance, Sumitomo Trust, and Coopers and Lybrand..