Nipun’s fundamental-driven quant strategy gains traction


Nipun Asia Total Return Fund, an Asia-focused long/short, fundamentally-driven quantitative fund launched in May this year by former portfolio managers from Barclays Global Investors/BlackRock, is attracting robust interest from Asia-based allocators who see it as another Sensato in the making.

Managed by San Francisco-based boutique house Nipun Capital, the fund is understood to have already attracted at least $50 million in capital and could easily scale to $100 million if it is able to sustain its performance. In its first six months of operation ending October, the fund has gained 13.93%, mostly from strong performances in July and