Founded in 2011
Founded in 2011, Nipun Capital, L.P. is a boutique asset management firm focused on Emerging Markets and Asian equities. Nipun believes that investment success is based on applying fundamental insights within a systematic and disciplined investment process. Our team brings together over fifty years of deep investment management expertise.
We are an institutional provider of alpha.
Nipun’s mission is to be an institutional provider of alpha, while being a responsible citizen of the world. Each member of our team strives for continuous innovation and learning. This approach enables us to stay on the cutting edge of alpha generation ideas and techniques.
“Absolute integrity and honesty, systematic fundamental investing, disciplined risk management, and a commitment to continuous learning and innovation.
These are the core values and principles upon which Nipun stands. We believe these will drive our long term success. They will not change as we grow. We invite you to hold us accountable to them.”
What Does Nipun Stand For?
Nipun: in Hindi (निपुण) means skill and agility; in Chinese (立磐), it means to stand on solid rock. To us, this name brings together the two cornerstones of our founding philosophy: principled investing and skillful execution.
On the one hand, our corporate culture and investment approach are anchored on a set of core values and principles that have endured the test of time (立磐). On the other hand, our relentless passion is to apply these principles, with tactical agility and execution skill (निपुण), to every individual Asian and Emerging market that we invest in.
Success in active investing, as in life, depends on having the right principles and values, as well as the passion and skill needed to bring these principles to life in every day decisions. Our cohesion and vitality as a team, as well as our long term success as a firm, will depend on our commitment to both.
Our Competitive Edge
Our team has over 100+ years of combined investment experience and 75% of our core team worked together prior to joining Nipun. Our team has a shared set of values, which will drive long term success.
Since inception of the firm, we have been innovating at an extraordinary pace with new ideas and new data sources. Our efforts are infused with a sense of urgency and excitement to see the ideas in action. The ‘time to market’ of an idea is a special focus at Nipun and our size and agility ensure that this is a competitive advantage for us. We believe the exceptionally high metabolic rate of our research engine is a sustainable source of competitive advantage for us.
We are stewards of our investors’ assets and want to align our incentives accordingly. We own our firm and share in the risks and outcomes of our clients. A significant part of the Partners’ net worth is invested across the Funds.
Emerging markets (EM) are complex and ever changing. Each country in EM and Asia offers opportunities and has its own nuances and subtleties. The composition and behavior of market participants can vary significantly across markets. We are uniquely focused on understanding these differences and ‘contextualizing’ the primary drivers of stock returns to each country. We have chosen our ‘sandbox’ and are intently focused on it.
Years of combined experience
Professionals on our investment team
Our Commitment to Sustainability
“We are a small organization but strongly believe that our actions have a much larger impact than our numbers would suggest. Change occurs at the individual level and actions speak louder than words, so it starts with ourselves. We strive to vertically integrate ESG into our organization and investment strategies, with the goal of being good stewards of the planet and building a sustainable future for our children and the next generation.”
Nipun’s Sustainability Statement discusses our commitment to and belief in Sustainability. It also details how we integrate ESG metrics into all aspects of our investment management process including return forecasting, risk management and portfolio construction.