Howard Haughton

Howard has over 20 years of working experience in Banking and Finance as
well as other disciplines including engineering.
Howard is recognized as a world class expert in finance and has conducted numerous consulting and training assignments for many financial institutions in Jamaica as well as worldwide.
He is a Euromoney trainer and provides training on all aspects of financial risk
as well as pricing and structuring derivative and credit derivative products.


Howard has held executive roles at local financial institutions - Group Chief
Risk Officer at Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB). Prior to joining JMMB he was Group Chief Risk Officer at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) and also
had the position of co-chair of the Treasury Management Unit.
Howard was responsible for the implementation of the island’s first credit scoring system
(built on the basis of loan/delinquency experience at JNBS) capable of risk rating retail, commercial and corporate loans.


Howard has held global head positions, within capital markets (covering all traded products e.g. Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities etc) and risk management, at institutions including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and JP Morgan.

Howard worked as a research scientist and consultant at Lloyds Register
(in London) where he built several software tools for quantifying the operational risk in safety critical systems. His work led to the development of the
object-oriented mathematical programming language Z++ which he co-developed with colleagues at Oxford University.


Howard has written many papers and book in the area of mathematics and its applications.

Howard holds a PhD in Computer Science from Wolverhampton University; he read for a B.Sc. from Teesside University in Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
In addition, Howard was awarded the Security & Financial Derivatives qualification in the United Kingdom and has read for a master’s level qualification at Oxford University in Financial Strategy.