Mr. Howe founded the Firm in 1996. Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Howe was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities in New York from 1990 to 1995 where he oversaw the $40 billion Government Business Unit, that included U.S. Treasury and Agency trading, Repo and Money Markets, as well as the Canadian Fixed Income operations. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Howe was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Kidder Peabody, where he managed and traded fixed income securities for seven years. Mr. Howe received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University. He also holds a master's degree from Columbia University (with a specialization in international business). He was a Captain in the United States Army, serving ten years in both an active and reserve capacity.