Stephen Johnston

NEMAStephen has over 20 years experience as a fund manager from both the debt and private equity perspectives. He was the head of the Societe Generale Asset Management Emerging Markets – UK private equity team with almost C$ 500 million of assets under management and a banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development providing debt and equity financing to companies based in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Stephen also worked as strategy consultant at AT Kearney implementing risk management systems for Swedish investment banking clients – focusing on loan default metrics and as a banker at Baring Brothers in the structured finance department. He is a founder of the Capita family of funds beginning with farmland in 2008 and now managing over $600M in AUM across multiple alternative strategies in farmland, energy, SME buyout and private debt. Stephen is the author of “Cantillon’s Curse” dealing with the non-neutral effects of a constantly expanding money supply on investment decision making. He has a BSc. (1987) and a LLB from the University of Alberta (1990) and a MBA (1994) from the London Business School.

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