Howard Fischer

Howard Fischer - Panelist

Managing Partner, Basso Capital Management

Howard I. Fischer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basso Capital Management, L.P. a hedge fund management company. In addition to his leadership role at the firm Mr. Fischer is the portfolio manager for the firm’s dedicated SPAC fund.
Previously, Mr. Fischer was the senior trader and co-head of the institutional convertible trading desk at Smith Barney with primary responsibilities in market making, new-issue pricing and proprietary trading. Before Smith Barney, Mr. Fischer was a convertible trader at Drexel Burnham and at Cohen Feit & Company.

Prior to his trading career, Mr. Fischer was a Certified Public Accountant in both public and private practice.

Mr. Fischer serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) , The Carbon Underground and 1% For the Planet.

Mr. Fischer is also the co-founder of Gratitude Railroad. Gratitude Railroad is an educational, community building, and impact investment organization focused on catalyzing positive social and environmental change through for-profit businesses. It operates under the belief that non-concessionary capitalism, practiced in a conscious manner, is the most powerful and viable force to achieve such goals.

He holds a B.S.E. in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow and senior fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.