John Schabilion, CFA

Research Analyst

John Schabilion is a Research Analyst for 50 South Capital's Hedge Fund Investment Team. He focuses on sourcing and monitoring relative value and event driven hedge fund investments.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, John was employed for ten years at Aurora Investment Management LLC, where he most recently served as a Senior Research Analyst on the firm's investment team. At Aurora, he had primary responsibilities across current investment monitoring, new investment sourcing, and prospective investment due diligence. He worked closely with the firm's Investment Committee to monitor and implement investment recommendations across strategies, including dedicated coverage responsibilities in distressed credit, structured credit, relative value, long/short equities, event-driven, discretionary global macro, and systematic investment strategies.

Education & Associations

John received his B.A. in quantitative economics from the University of Northern Iowa. During college, John was a member of the Varsity Football Team and was a NCAA scholar athlete. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.


John currently lives in Chicago with his wife and enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading. He also holds the Eagle Scout designation.




Research – Relative Value & Event Driven