Johnny F. Jones

Partner, Vantage Capital

Johnny is a partner at Vantage Capital, which is an Africa-focused fund manager with over $960 million under management across 5 credit funds.  Johnny leads the fund’s investment program in the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets and currently sits as an observer or board director for 5 portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Vantage, he worked in the leveraged finance group at UBS Investment Bank in the U.S.  In this role he specialized in the basic materials sector assisting in underwriting transactions and providing relative value investment recommendations for listed debt securities.

Johnny began his career in 2000 working as an equity research investment analyst at Wachovia Securities in Atlanta, Georgia.  His focus was on macroeconomic trends and investment strategy.  Later he spent two years at KPMG in the economic & valuation services division based in New York.  In this role he worked as a generalist providing debt and equity value indications for companies in industries including financial services, steel and entertainment.

Johnny received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from Duke University in North Carolina. He became a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) charterholder in 2007 and is a registered certified public accountant.