John Fujiwara is a Portfolio Manager, Liquid Alternatives, responsible for co-managing the Janus Global Diversified Risk Premia strategy. Prior to joining Janus in August 2012, Mr. Fujiwara was a Senior Partner at Absolute Plus Management, LLC (APM) were he served as the portfolio manager for their commodity focused hedge fund, Hedged Global Commodity. He was also responsible for building systematic/risk premia strategies based upon 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 joining 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.
He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, at Los Angeles and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.