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Successful investing is a team sport, and since the beginning, our Founders instilled in our culture a collaborative approach – forgoing the popular “star manager” model. Since our inception in 1993, every mandate has been managed by a team of Portfolio Managers serving as Co-Leads. Our current portfolio management team – Shirley Woo and Arjun Kumar – have nearly 60 years of combined investment management experience, and over two decades of experience working collaboratively at Sprucegrove.

Sprucegrove’s Investment Team has approximately 250 years of collective industry knowledge. One investment team supports our four investment mandates at Sprucegrove.

Our Team

Exclusively focused on long-only International and Global equity mandates for over 35 years, Sprucegrove is comprised of experienced, driven investment managers who have successfully navigated and benefited clients through many diverse market cycles.

The combined expertise of our Investment Management team is impressive, with more than 250 years of collective experience under their belts. Valuing diversity, over half of our Investment Management team is composed of women, minorities, or both.


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity and inclusivity in the Sprucegrove team is a deep point of pride for our firm.

We are a team of unique backgrounds. A team that values varying perspectives, and collaborative spirit. Sprucegrove is comprised of individuals who embody humility and continue to enrich our business with experience, knowledge, collaboration, and as life-long learners.

We embrace Toronto’s multicultural roots as we grow our team, leveraging this in our talent acquisition.

The majority of Sprucegrove’s shares are held by women, minorities, or both.

Certified By:

*In accordance with its procedures, the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) independently verified and certified that 51% or more of the outstanding shares of Sprucegrove are held by Aboriginal and/or visible minorities. For the purpose of CAMSC certification, visible minority status is based on origin and not gender.

**The Largest Money Managers, Pensions & Investments, 2023.  Sprucegrove is the 2nd largest minority & women-owned active equity manager for internally managed U.S. institutional, tax-exempt assets, as of December 31st, 2022.

Succession Planning

Our collaborative approach serves our firm and our clients well on many levels. One of those is mitigating against key person risk. Each mandate is managed by a team of co-leads, ensuring that we have a structured portfolio management system in place.

Sprucegrove also has a well-established succession plan, which has proven effective with a stable Investment Team as the first generation has long retired, and we move forward with our second and third generation leadership teams.

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