Kuvera Capital Partners LLP (KCP) is an alternative asset manager specialising in Indian Equities. KCP manages the Kuvera Fund, one of the first Indian dedicated long/short funds to be launched. It was co-founded in 2004 by Raju Kamath with seeding from Marshall Wace. Kuvera provides clients with risk controlled access to the Indian market, one of the fastest growing in the world. Clients with Kuvera can maintain long-term exposure to a unique asset class and receive a great investment experience.
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Portfolios are constructed to extract the desired risk return profile with limits on position size, sector and exposures.
An understanding of global risks as they affect India.
Large cap focus: a detailed knowledge of companies in our universe.
An active short book made up of stocks not an Index.
Derivatives are used to hedge out residual portfolio risk.
Current government commited to dismantling bureaucracy, devolving power and attracting capital.
India is supplied constrained and MUST attract foreign capital to achieve growth potential.
Growth and equity markets linked to global factors and liquidity.
21.3% of population below the poverty line.
Ranked 130th out of 189 countries in the World Bank's 2015 ease of doing business index.
GDP per capita is $1.8k. Government incentivised to elevate per capita numbers.
Founder, Co-CEO & Head of Investments
Prior to founding Kuvera, Raju spent 10 years with Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he developed and managed emerging markets equity and derivatives portfolios.
Assets managed totaled $1bn, invested across 19 markets. His track record at Dimensional (31 Mar 2003): Morningstar ranked his Emerging Market Fund as the 2nd best performer (out of 107 funds), on a 5 year basis and 3rd best (out of 173 funds), on a one year basis.
The UK Fund ranked 7th (out of 123 funds) on a 3 year basis and 10th (out of 69 funds) on a 1 year basis. He has an MBA (Finance) from Cass Business School, City University.
Co-CEO & Head of Business Development
Prior to joining Kuvera in 2019 as co-CEO and head of business development, Fred spent 10 years with OFI AM as co-CEO and CIO of OFI MGA, a JV with Man Group.
Previously, he spent 12 years with Lombard Odier, where he was in charge of hedge fund investments. During his tenure, he built a multi-disciplinary team and assets grew to USD 7 billions. Fred started his career at Morgan Stanley in NY and London.
Fred has also been the Managing Partner of HFS Hedge Fund Selection since 2008. He sat on the Board of Governors of CFA Institute from 2011 to 2018, which he chaired in 2016/17. Fred graduated from the University of St. Gallen in finance and accounting in 1992.
Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer of the Kuvera Fund. He is responsible for overseeing multiple business functions and assists in the development of the firm's long range business plan.
Previously, he was a Partner at Sigrun Partners as well as Managing Director at Fortis Bank (Now BNP PARIBAS FORTIS). Wilson has held senior positions at Abn Amro Bank, ACF Corporacion and other international and regional financial institutions.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as a Professional Risk Manager (PRM). He holds an MBA as well as a BBA.
Previously Rohit was with BP Oil Trading for 15 years in London and South Africa.
His responsibilities included the automation and improvement of both back and front office processes as well as development of risk management systems for European Oil Trading. He subsequently founded an IT business.
At Kuvera, Rohit is responsible for improving the efficiency of operational controls and automation of both back and front office processes. He is an IT specialist and a qualified accountant.