John Fujiwara Portrait

John Fujiwara

Portfolio Manager, Liquid Alternatives

Joined in 2012, Industry since 1987


John Fujiwara is a Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the Janus Global Diversified Risk Premia strategy and co-managing the Janus Diversified Alternatives Fund. Prior to joining Janus in August 2012, Mr. Fujiwara was a Senior Partner at Absolute Plus Management, LLC (APM) where he served as the portfolio manager for its 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, Los Angeles and an MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has 29 years of financial experience.