Warrington Asset Management Taps Johnson For Business Development Role

Oct 9 2015 | 7:12pm ET

Options-oriented hedge fund Warrington Asset Management has hired Christian Johnson as global head of strategic business development. 

Johnson has a 25-year history in the alternative investments industry, beginning with a stint at Prudential-Bache Securities in 1990 under the tutelage of “Market Wizards” author Jack Schwager.

Mr. Johnson began a sales role at Prudential in 1998, raising assets for multi-billion dollar hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. Johnson subsequently worked at the Kenmar Group, a fund of hedge funds, and for Alphametrix, at the time the largest independent managed account platform, as director of business development. Most recently, he led the sales efforts at global macro hedge funds based in London and Connecticut.

“Christian brings a deep knowledge of the alternatives business as well as a strong network that will aid in the growth of Warrington Asset Management,” said Scott Kimple, founder, principal and portfolio manager of Warrington. “His institutional investor ties will provide a major boost to our visibility.”

Dallas-based Warrington Asset Management was founded in 1997 by Kimple. The firm manages an option-focused hedge fund with an 18-year track record utilizing trading strategies focused on the S&P 500 Index options on futures. 

Warrington became available to outside investors, spinning out from its internal affiliation with Morgan Stanley, in January 2015, and is registered with the CFTC. 

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