Arjun Kumar

Director, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar

Director, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

Biography

Mr. Arjun Kumar, CFA MBA, is a Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd. He joined Sprucegrove in 2002 as an Investment Analyst, focusing on global equities. In 2010, Mr. Kumar was promoted to Senior Investment Analyst, with a larger role in mentoring and training new Analysts. As an analyst Mr. Kumar’s broad coverage included companies globally, particularly in technology, banking and emerging markets. Mr. Kumar was promoted to Assistant Portfolio Manager in 2013 and in 2014, he was appointed Portfolio Manager and Co-Lead of the International Equities strategy, a role in which he currently holds. Mr. Kumar joined the Sprucegrove Business Management Committee in 2015 with the responsibility for managing the day-to-day running of the business. In 2017, he was appointed to the Sprucegrove Board of Directors, which oversees the strategic direction and compensation for the firm.Mr. Kumar worked as an Account Manager for Procter & Gamble, focusing on the sales and marketing of consumer products. Subsequently, he joined Accenture as a Senior Consultant - working within the process and strategy competencies area. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Commerce) degree in 1998 and an MBA in 2002.

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Managing Director at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Former President & Director at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Former Co-President & Director at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Director of Research at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Chief Legal Officer at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Former Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Assistant Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

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Director, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.
Education
Class of 2002

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Career History
Director, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
2013 - Current

SIM is a value manager which uses a bottom-up approach, and seeks to invest in quality companies selling at attractive valuations. Their approach has an emphasis on the long term and a focus on the selection of individual common stocks using a bottom-up approach utilizing thorough internal research. In selecting companies for investment, they consider the historic financial performance, financial position, quality of management, and a growth potential in terms of sales, earnings, and share price. SIM analyzes stocks by using the following criteria: leadership position in share of market and technology; history of above-average profitability as measured by operating margins and return on common equity; strong financial position; the opportunity for growth via new products, markets, and/or market share; and management, , including its consistency, experience, record, reputation, corporate governance practices and commitment to the business.

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