Hinds Howard
Portfolio Manager
Howard Hines

Hinds is an Associate Portfolio Manager and, as a member of CBRE Clarion Securities’ Global Infrastructure research team, is responsible for evaluating the listed master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) and energy infrastructure companies in North America. He is a Portfolio Manager of the MainStay CBRE Global Infrastructure Fund. 

Hinds joined the firm in 2013. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager and Partner managing separate accounts with a MLP investment focus at Guzman Investment Strategies. He co-founded and managed Curbstone Group, a Texas-based registered investment advisor firm that managed MLP portfolios on behalf of high net worth clients. He also worked for Lehman Brothers, analyzing and modeling public and private energy MLPs in the investment banking division and subsequently for an investment fund investing in MLPs. He is a regular speaker at MLP industry conferences and has authored a blog on MLP investing since 2009 (mlpguy.com). He has worked in the financial services industry, specializing in listed MLP and North American energy investments since 2004. 

Hinds earned a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.


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