Associate Professor of Finance
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Howard Jones is an Associate Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.
His areas of expertise include initial public offerings, investment banks, institutional asset management, and private equity.
Howard joined Saїd Business School in 2003 after a 15-year career in investment banking. He had previously worked at Deutsche Bank and at BNP Paribas, where he was worldwide head of equity capital markets, responsible for all equity capital raising. Earlier in his career Howard worked in debt capital markets and fixed income trading. A graduate of the University of Oxford, Howard has a PhD in linguistics from the University of London.
Howard researches two main areas: initial public offerings (IPOs) and investment advice.
His IPO research is concerned with the conflicts of interest between investment banks, investors and companies, and the effect of these conflicts on IPO outcomes. Howard’s research into investment advice deals with fund and stock recommendations.
View Howard's research.
Howard has authored articles in the financial press and industry publications.
This has included articles in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Börsen-Zeitung, International Financing Review, and Professional Investor.
Howard’s interest in pension funds reflects his own experience as both a pension fund trustee and as an independent adviser to trustees. From 2004-11 he acted as Independent Adviser to the Trustees of The London Borough of Haringey Pension Fund.
On the policy side, Howard has served on a European Commission experts’ panel examining the role of investment analysts.
Howard’s teaching includes core finance courses and specialist courses on capital raising and market microstructure.
Howard currently teaches:
- MBA (Business Finance)
- Diploma in Financial Strategy (Finance 1 and Finance 2)