Diversity within Nipun
Nipun Capital, L.P. is over +51% woman and minority-owned. More importantly, the senior team is 100% minority (as defined by race or LGBT+). On our investment team, over 80% belong to a minority group and over 60% is women. Having built and retained this team is a reflection of our commitment and success on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
Nipun is committed to encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion among our workforce (which include Nipun partners, employees and consultants, agents, representatives, contractors, and contract workers when they act on behalf of the firm.) We believe that fostering diversity and inclusiveness is a competitive differentiator enabling us to create value for our customers, colleagues, business partners, and shareholders.
Pooja Malik, CFAFounding Partner, Head of Portfolio Management
Pooja brings over 20 years of asset management experience to the Nipun team and her areas of focus are portfolio management and research. Prior to Nipun, Pooja was a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI)/BlackRock in the Active/Scientific Equities group, where she led teams that managed various long-only and long-short portfolios in excess of $100 billion for institutional investors. As the co-head of the North American investment teams, she led all aspects of portfolio management and research for U.S. Small Cap and Canadian strategies as well as shared responsibility for U.S. Large Cap strategies. At BGI/BlackRock, she co-headed the largest investment team within the Active/Scientific Equities group. Before focusing on portfolio management, Pooja was active in research for the Asian strategies. Pooja worked at BGI from Feb 2001-Dec 2010. Prior to that, she worked at ICICI Bank (1997-1999), India’s largest private bank where she managed a loan portfolio.
Pooja is an award-winning thought leader and regular speaker on Bloomberg Asia Day Break and at 100 Women in Finance events. Her numerous coveted awards include Hedge Fund Rising Star 2015, by Institutional Investor; Best Female Hedge Fund Manager, 2016, Eurekahedge; and Tomorrow’s Titan: 2016, by Ernst & Young with Hedge Fund Journal. Pooja is passionate about encouraging and supporting women in asset management. Pooja has been an outspoken advocate for advancing women’s careers and most recently in 2021, she co-founded the California chapter of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy Side Network.
Pooja graduated from Delhi University and received an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and has most recently earned CFA’s certificate in ESG Investing in 2022.
Dr. Kenneth HuiFounding Partner, Head of Research & Risk Management
Ken brings over 30+ years of industry experience to the Nipun team. He leads the research effort at Nipun and his areas of focus are investment research and risk management. Prior to Nipun, Ken was a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI)/ BlackRock where he led investment teams for Japanese and Canadian strategies. In those roles, he was responsible for strategies between $1 and $15 billion in assets for institutional investors across long- only and long-short portfolios. Prior to BGI, he was a Research Director at BARRA, a leading risk modeling firm, where he spent 7 years. At BARRA, Ken led the research and development of equity risk models. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from California Institute of Technology.