John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to transform finance to serve a more just, resilient, and sustainable economic system. Through the work of Capital Institute, his syndicated “Future of Finance” blog on the Capital Institute website, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, he has become a recognized thought leader in the New Economy space generally and the financial-system transformation challenge in particular. John earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University's Stern Business School.
John is a recognized leading practitioner in “impact investment” as the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC. Level 3 Capital’s direct investments are primarily focused on sustainable and regenerative land use, food, and water. Through both Capital Institute and Level 3 Capital, he brings a theory-and-practice approach to financial system transformation.
Previously John was the seed funder and CEO of Alerian Capital Management, which is now a multi-billion- dollar investment management firm that invests in midstream energy infrastructure via Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), and created the Alerian MLP Index. Prior to Alerian, he was a Managing Director of JPMorgan, where he worked for over 18 years. At JPMorgan he managed various capital markets and derivatives business around the globe, then shifted focus to private investments and was subsequently the Chief Investment Officer of LabMorgan through the merger with Chase Manhattan before retiring from the bank in 2001.
John is a Co-Founder and Director of Grasslands, LLC, a holistic ranch management company in partnership with the Savory Institute and a Director of New Day Farms, Inc., New Economics Institute, and Savory Institute.org.