Finalist: Pooja Malik
Nipun Capital LP
Pooja Malik, CFA, is a founding partner and managing member at Nipun Capital, L.P., an asset management firm with over $550 million in assets under management. She founded Nipun based on the outlook that Asia (ex Japan) equity markets would double in size from 2010 to 2030 as a portion of global market cap. Investors were increasingly searching for superior strategies to capture alpha in Asia. As a result, Malik sought to build Nipun into a specialized asset management firm focused on alpha extraction from Asia and Emerging Markets.