Jason Howell

Jason Howell
Jason Howell is a 20-plus year veteran of the fixed income markets having held senior positions at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan, Vertical Capital, Barclays, and Credit Suisse. Serving global financial institutions, he has advised on asset-liability, portfolio and relative value strategy, hedging, and regulatory/accounting solutions and has presented at industry conferences. Howell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from Rhodes College and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. He resides in New York with his wife and three children.

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1 month 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) —S-Network Global Indexes, a leading publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes, is hosting its 5th annual “Summer in the City” CSR Investing Summit and Workshop July 19-20 in New York. 

“Summer in the City” is an all-day conference that presents a forum for engaging with thought leaders and discussing their viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The Summit includes expert impact investing practitioners from the Environmental, Social, and Governance landscape who are plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, the sell side, and...

1 month 2 weeks ago

State Street Corporation has released its 2016 Corporate Responsibility report, which highlights the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship, and environmental, social and governance activities. The report details how State Street exceeded its environmental goals set for 2020, three years ahead of schedule, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use by 20 percent per person, and diverting 90 percent of waste sent to landfills. State Street was recently included on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2017, jumping 30 spots since last year. The company ranked highest among banks included on the list....

1 month 3 weeks ago

Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings, and analytics, released a thematic research report, 10 for 2017: Investment Themes in a Changing World, earlier this year. The report looks at the key drivers of 10 ESG investment themes that are expected to create new risks and opportunities for investors.  In addition, 10 companies are profiled, spanning seven countries and eight industries, that are poised to take advantage of these trends. The unifying threads for the investment themes include:

• Rising concerns over data security/privacy and related market opportunities...

2 months 2 days ago

Interview with Eduardo Tugendhat, Palladium

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Palladium is improving farming and attempting to alleviate poverty in developing markets by building sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. In a recently published blog, “The Paradox of the Starving Farmer,” Palladium highlights the fact that approximately 75% of the poorest and most undernourished people in the world live in rural areas, trying to survive on tiny farms or as landless laborers.  The report also asked the question, “How can agriculture be sustainable if the farmers can barely survive”?  Palladium, a global leader in...

2 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Revolve Media is holding its 5th annual public information campaign/exhibition, “Visualizing Energy” and The Energy Transition Leaders Forum, on June 22 in Brussels, as the media event of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) June 19-23.  

"Visualizing Energy" is an inspiring international photo exhibition with the aim of highlighting the human dimension of the energy transition, showing workers in action on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage projects around Europe and beyond. The Energy Transition Leaders Forum comprises thought leaders, policy-makers and leading associations and companies like...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Financial technology provider and FINRA member broker-dealer ImpactUs has announced the onboarding of the first issuers to its impact investing platform, ImpactUs Marketplace. The Marketplace is a community-driven, full-service platform offering institutions, individuals and financial advisors an extensive range of private impact investing opportunities.

Currently, ImpactUs Marketplace has products only for accredited investors but hopes to add additional products for non-accredited investors soon.

I spoke with Reginald Stanley, Chief Executive...

5 months 3 days ago

Toniic, a nonprofit global impact investor network, has launched T100, a groundbreaking new report on the state of impact investing.

The report shows that 100% values alignment with capital is possible, investments can realize impact across all asset classes, and the range of impact investments is much wider than previously understood.

Furthermore, T100 underscores the important role impact investment advisors play in accelerating the transition into impact.

The T100 report and dataset includes more than 50 portfolios of select Toniic 100% Impact Network members, representing $1.65 billion committed to...

5 months 1 week ago

Palladium, the project management, consulting and impact investing company, is hosting their 2017 global Summit, “Shaping the Future through Positive Impact,” in London on March 21-22.  The Summit brings together panels of leading global speakers from the private and public sector to discuss how all stakeholders can work better together to deliver real, sustainable social and economic change in developing and developed markets.

The event features workshops, panels, and sessions that will address complex global issues through sharing knowledge, garnering investment, and measuring tangible results. Dr. Robert Kaplan, Senior Fellow and...

6 months 4 days ago

Interview with Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer of the GIIN 

The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry. As impact investing continues grow and open up to new audiences, a key concept that the GIIN addresses and that investors and advisors must be cognizant of is the crucial nature of impact measurement and management. As per the GIIN’s...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Interview with Antonio Celeste, Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings, has launched ESG Signals, an innovative quantitative risk management and portfolio tool that provides securities-level financial risk and opportunity signals based on environmental, social and governance (ESG), trading and financial data.

Developed in collaboration with Advestis, ESG Signals combines ESG data and quantitative modeling to help portfolio managers and heads of research identify and monitor portfolio risk and opportunities. ESG Signals can also be used as a...