Chief of Investment Research
Mark Howard serves as Chief of Investment Research. As a leader for Nationwide’s capital markets analysis, Mark develops content to educate financial advisors and their clients on financial markets and implications for investors. In this role he is responsible for asset class research, market commentary, white papers and topical market pieces. He has been featured in numerous financial publications and webinars.
Mark brings more than 20 years of experience in the asset management industry, including roles in research for both Nuveen and Vanguard Group and as a portfolio manager for Nuveen. He began his investment career at the Vanguard Group as a research associate in the fixed income group.
Mark has been interviewed by and quoted in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, CNN Money, The Associated Press Money and several others. He also contributes weekly market commentary to the Nationwide Advisor Advocate Blog.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics at the University of Richmond, holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and is a member of the CFA Institute.