Matt Hougan is president of ETF Analytics and the global head of editorial for IndexUniverse LLC. In this position, he oversees the company's editorial efforts, including serving as editor-in-chief of the ETF Report and senior editor of the Journal of Indexes. He also spearheads the development and management of IndexUniverse ETF Analytics, an institutional-caliber tool designed to help investors find the best ETF in any area of the market.
Widely known in the ETF industry, Hougan is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, Fortune, Forbes, TheStreet.com, MarketWatch.com and the Associated Press. He is a member of the Wall Street Journal's "The Experts" panel on Wealth Management, and a founding member of CNBC's ETF Advisory Council. He was recently named one of the 25 most influential people in the ETF industry, and was placed on Registered Rep's "Ten to Watch in 2012" list.
Prior to IndexUniverse LLC, Hougan ran his own strategic communications firm providing PR and speechwriting services to Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and foreign government agencies, and select nonprofits. Earlier, he was the lead biotech analyst for MetaMarkets.com, which ran the world's first transparent mutual fund. Hougan is a 1998 graduate of Bowdoin College.