Michael Howell

Michael Howell

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Michael Howell is theFounder and Managing Director of CrossBorder Capital, a global research group focused on monitoring credit, liquidity conditions, and capital flows. Howell is focused on analyzing liquidity trends and capital flow data, utilizing them for investment decisions. The liquidity methodology he pioneered monitors cross-border flows and Central Bank behavior across some 80 countries worldwide, serving as a vital part of the firm’s asset allocation advice which is currently provided to major global investors. Howell was ranked as the Top Market Strategist by Institutional investors for three years prior to launching CrossBorder. Previously, he was Head of research and a Board Member for Baring Securities, where he focused on Emerging Markets, and research director of Salomon Brothers Inc, where he developed his quantitative liquidity research methodology.

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  • A student of the financial markets since 1981, Howell is frequently invited as a speaker at international conferences. 

  • He is a regular international conference speaker, and a media and social media commentator.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.