A British citizen, Howard has been in the investment business since 1982, when he began his career as an equity analyst specializing in basic materials and energy for W. Greenwell & Co. In 1985, he moved to the U.S. and started a 16-year sell-side career, advising U.S. portfolio managers on non-U.S. equities in various research, sales, and management roles. In 2002 he became part of the Northern Cross group as an analyst. In 2003, he became a founding partner and portfolio manager for Northern Cross, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Exeter, Exeter, England and is a CFA charterholder. He is also a board member of the University of Exeter U.S. Foundation and the Celebrity Series of Boston.