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Praveen Kumar

Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd
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Manager profile
Praveen is an investment manager in the Japanese Equities Team. He is manager of the Japanese Smaller Companies Fund and the manager of related Japan Small Cap Strategy segregated accounts, the Shin Nippon Investment Trust Plc, and deputy manager of the Japan Trust Plc. He is also a founder and member of the International Smaller Companies Portfolio Construction Group. He previously worked for FKI Logistex before joining Bailie Gifford in 2008. Praveen graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and completed an MBA from the University of Cambridge in 2008.
Total return for Praveen Kumar
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
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Quartile 2
Quartile 3
Quartile 4
Discrete calendar year performance : Praveen Kumar

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Praveen Kumar -16.8 -2.1 -31.8 17.8 6.0 -8.6 39.1 27.2 20.1 -
Peer Group Composite 5.6 6.0 -11.2 15.0 7.6 -8.6 21.8 33.0 2.8 -
Over / Under -22.4 -8.0 -20.6 2.8 -1.6 0.0 17.3 -5.8 17.3 -
Performance vs peer group composite: Praveen Kumar
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 9
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 9
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 7
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
0 years
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies Lead manager UT Japan since Dec 01 2015 to present
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC Lead manager IT Japanese Smaller Companies since Dec 01 2015 to present
The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC Co-managed (deputy) IT Japan since May 01 2018 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
No previously managed funds
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