Mr. Jose founded FJ Capital Management in 2007 and, as managing partner, is responsible for the day-to-day operations, marketing and business development. Mr. Jose helps the firm create and grow alternative investment vehicles, including its flagship Financial Opportunity Fund, an event-driven strategy focused on the U.S. community and regional bank sector; the Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund, a lower net, broader financial services fund with lower market volatility and beta; and separately managed accounts. Mr. Jose also serves as Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for all compliance matters.
He previously served on the Board of Directors of Davie, FL-based Regent Bancorp, where he served on the compensation committee. Mr. Jose brings more than 19 years of financial services industry experience in and around the asset management and investment banking industries.
Previously, Mr. Jose was senior vice president of institutional sales at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, a research and securities trading firm, from 1999 to 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Jose spent seven years as a trade publication editor and managing editor at Phillips Business Information. Mr. Jose received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Maryland in 1992 and served in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1988.