AthenaInvest is an industry leader in Behavioral Portfolio Management with a patented research process built on a deep academic foundation developed over 35 years of interaction with leading academics and institutional managers by C. Thomas Howard, PhD, CEO and Director of Research. AthenaInvest identifies and analyzes persistent and predictive behavioral factors. These behavioral factors are used to build innovative investment solutions. AthenaInvest has a received recognition from PSN, Barrons and Morningstar.
Dr. Howard oversees Athena’s ongoing research which has led to a number of patents, industry publications and conference presentations. Dr. Howard is a Professor Emeritus at the Reiman School of Finance, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver where he taught courses and published articles for over 30 years in the areas of investment management and international finance.
Professor Howard’s thought leadership in Behavioral Portfolio Management has generated significant interest across the country with record downloads of his Behavioral Portfolio Management white paper and presentations at the Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) 2013 Annual Conference and Financial Advisor Magazine’s 4th Annual Innovative Alternatives Conference. Articles by Dr. Howard have been among the most widely read on sites such as AdvisorPerspectives.com, CFAInstitute.org and FAmag.com. Dr. Howard has published two books, Behavioral Portfolio Management and The New Value Investing.
Mr. Howard joined AthenaInvest in October 2006. Mr. Howard designed, developed and implemented the company’s patented stock and mutual fund research database. Mr. Howard is co-portfolio manager and research analyst on all Athena portfolios. Mr. Howard also provides oversight for all Athena portfolios across multiple models and platforms. Prior to joining Athena, Mr. Howard was a software development consultant to Fortune 500 firms.
Mr. Howard spent the first years of his career as a corporate financial analyst with Sony Online Entertainment, Leica Geosystems, and StorageTek. Mr. Howard earned his BS in Finance in 1999 from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar.