Howard Monaghan joined Hewes Communications in 1997 following eight years with Société Générale Asset Management (then the advisor to the First Eagle SoGen Funds), where he served as assistant vice president and director of communications. In this role, he led the organization’s media relations efforts, working primarily with SoGen president and chief investment officer Jean-Marie Eveillard, and supervised all shareholder communications, including communications with the brokerage community and financial advisors.
Mr. Monaghan has extensive experience in utilizing a strong national media relations program to build a broad shareholder base and raise assets under management. His expertise also extends to client service for institutional separate accounts, marketing to the broker/dealer audience, and regulatory issues affecting communications in the asset management industry.
Mr. Monaghan earned his B.A. in English and creative writing from Ohio University.
On the advantage of a singular focus:
“Our exclusive focus on representing quality money managers takes a lot of the guesswork away for the media. They know they can come to us when looking for the best of the buy-side. We’ve represented money managers of all stripes for 20 years, and we’ve worked for some of our clients for well over 10 years. Our track record of representing such an outstanding group of money managers — even if they occasionally compete with each other – means all types of media know that Hewes is the firm to go to when looking for outstanding portfolio managers of all kinds.
We love when journalists tell us that we have great clients. It means they know where to find the investors whose opinions are worth listening to.”