Peter Johnson is the manager of the capital markets team and is responsible for the origination of structured opportunities, fund development and investor relations. He also serves as the relationship manager for certain investments. He is a member of the DWM Credit Committee and Investment Committee.
From 1994 through 2004, Peter co-managed DWM I Fund, L.P., the firm's legacy activity, with Judy Kirst-Kolkman, which participated in over 350 IPOs and Secondary Offerings on local emerging market stock exchanges. Prior to DWM, Peter spent 14 years with Bankers Trust, focused exclusively on emerging markets. As an investment banker in London with Middle Eastern institutional clients, he helped restructure their direct investments in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. In New York, Peter conceived and executed multiple bond issues to restructure $14 billion of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) debts to the U.S. government by emerging market governments. In Cairo, Peter opened and managed Bankers Trust's Egypt office and negotiated Bankers Trust's first debt for equity swap and first asset backed financing backed by workers' remittances.
Peter has an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is competent in French and conversational Spanish. Since 1996 Peter has been on the board of Pro Mujer International and served from 2003-2006 as Chairman of the Board. Until 2007 he was also on the board of Pro Mujer Mexico.