John Fujiwara is a Portfolio Manager, Liquid Alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, responsible for the Global Diversified Risk Premia strategy and co-managing the Diversified Alternatives strategy. Prior to joining Janus in 2012, Mr. Fujiwara was a senior partner at Absolute Plus Management, LLC (APM), where he served as the portfolio manager for their commodity-focused hedge fund, Hedged Global Commodity. He was also in charge of building systematic/risk premia strategies based on the quantitative research of intuitive and well understood investment concepts. He directed a structured research process focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of the return and risk characteristics of commodities, rates, currencies and equities. Before his role at APM, he was a senior fixed income trader at Banker Trust, Citigroup, the Industrial Bank of Japan and HSBC. He also held the position of senior risk manager for Bank of Hawaii’s mutual fund complex.
Mr. Fujiwara holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of California – Los Angeles and an MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has 31 years of financial experience.