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Ankur Crawford

FE fundinfo Alpha Manager
Alger Management Ltd
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Manager profile
Dr. Ankur Crawford is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation, Alger Focus Equity, and Alger Spectra strategies. She joined Alger in September 2004 and has 18 years of investment experience. Ankur began her career at Alger as a Research Associate and successfully completed Alger’s in-house analyst training program. Over the next several years, Ankur was promoted to Associate Analyst, Analyst, and, ultimately, Senior Analyst. She was named portfolio manager of the Alger Mid Cap Growth strategies in 2010 and promoted to Head of the Technology sector team in January 2013 (until April 2016). In 2015, Ankur was added as a portfolio manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation, Alger Focus Equity and Alger Spectra strategies. Ankur is a member of The Alger Partners Plan. During her tenure at Alger, she has been featured and quoted in InvestmentNews, Investor’s Business Daily and Fortune. In 2022, Ankur was named a “See It, Be It Role Model” by InvestmentNews as part of their Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards. In 2020, Ankur was recognized as a “Top Women in Asset Management” honoree by Money Management Executive. Ankur was elected to the board of The Knowledge House, a Bronx-based charity with the mission of teaching underprivileged communities a skill set in technology that enables them to enter the “gig” economy. Ankur earned a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and also received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Ankur was awarded a fellowship from the prestigious Intel PhD Fellowship Program and worked as an engineer with Intel. She was also awarded a fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In addition, Ankur holds several U.S. patents.
Total return for Ankur Crawford
Discrete calendar year performance : Ankur Crawford

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
Ankur Crawford -26.9 23.6 40.0 15.9 14.7 20.3 17.4 -0.5 - -
Peer Group Composite -7.4 25.0 14.5 11.7 9.0 11.3 23.7 -2.2 - -
Over / Under -19.5 -1.4 25.5 4.2 5.7 9.0 -6.3 1.7 - -
Performance vs peer group composite: Ankur Crawford
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
5 years
out of a possible 8
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 8
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 6
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
The American Asset Growth Co-managed FO Equity - USA since Jun 01 2015 to present
Alger Focus Equity Co-managed FO Equity - USA since Mar 15 2019 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
No previously managed funds
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