William Johns Joins Capula IM as Portfolio Manager

The former Citibank currency trader joins the hedge fund after 7 years with Nomura

It’s a day ending in ‘y,’ and that means another executive move has taken place in the institutional market. According to an update made on his LinkedIn profile this Thursday, William Johns has moved to Capula Investment Management.

Johns, who holds a physics degree from Cambridge University, got his start in the trading world with Citibank in 2003.

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After finishing university that year, Johns joined the American financial services giant’s currency trading division. By the time he left the firm almost a decade later, he was Head of Asian Currency Options Trading.

After leaving Citibank in 2011, Johns moved to Japanese firm Nomura. Working as Head of Correlation Trading, he spent almost eight years at the firm.

From Nomura to Capula portfolio manager

Having departed from Nomura, Johns will now be working as a Portfolio Manager for Capula Investment Management, a hedge fund that focuses on fixed income markets. It is unclear what Johns’ exact role at the firm will be.

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William Johns – Capula’s new portfolio manager

The company was founded in 2005 by Yan Huo and Masao Asai and has since received significant investment. Most notably, in 2008, Goldman Sachs sunk £50 million ($64.74 million) into the firm in order to acquire a 20 percent stake in it.

That was followed six months later by further investment in the hedge fund when the Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation acquired a 5 percent stake in the firm. Mitsubishi sold that 5 percent stake in the firm in March of this year, without disclosing the terms of the deal, to Dai-Ichi Life.

Johns LinkedIn profile would seem to indicate that he is going to be based in the hedge fund’s London office. That may not be the case, however, as the company does have other offices in the US, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Finance Magnates reached out to Johns for comment for this article but received no reply at the time of publication.


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