Nic Johnson Portfolio Manager – Commodities & Quant Share Add Download Print Mr. Johnson is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and a portfolio manager focusing on commodity, quantitative and multi-asset strategies. He specializes in structural risk premiums as well as overall portfolio construction, and leads the quantitative strategies portfolio management group. In 2012 he co-authored “Intelligent Commodity Indexing,” published by McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2004, he was a research fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, helping to develop Mars missions and new methods of autonomous navigation. He has 15 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University.