Munro Partners New Appointment: Akilan Karuna

MELBOURNE (July 7, 2020) – Munro Partners (“Munro”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Akilan Karuna to the new role of Head of North America and Institutional Strategist. Mr. Karuna will be based in Toronto and will be responsible for supporting and growing the distribution of Munro’s investment solutions in North America.

Munro’s expertise is currently available in Canada through CI Munro Alternative Global Growth Fund and Munro Global Growth Equity Fund offered by CI Investments Inc. (“CI”).

“Since entering the Canadian market in 2018, we have seen tremendous growth through our partnership with CI,” said Ronald Calvert, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Munro. “The appointment of Akilan demonstrates our commitment to clients in the region. He’ll be providing on-the-ground communications and support to those channels, while leading the growth of our presence throughout North America.”

“We are pleased to have Akilan on board to support our business needs and he will be a key member of our team,” said Nick Griffin, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Munro. “His experience working with institutional investors, portfolio managers and distribution teams will be invaluable to our success.”

Mr. Karuna is an accomplished industry professional with experience in the asset management business with Canadian and global firms. He joins Munro from CI Institutional Asset Management, a division of CI, where he led marketing. He was involved in building, driving and executing on the team’s overall business development strategy. Prior to joining CI, he worked at a global asset manager in a variety of product roles servicing institutional and retail investors.

“I am excited to be joining Munro Partners as the first employee based in North America,” said Mr. Karuna. “Both institutional and retail investors are facing challenges in reaching their investment goals. I look forward to joining a proven investment manager with unique solutions that will help meet the complex needs of today’s investors.”

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About Munro Partners

Munro Partners is a global investment manager with a core focus on growth equities. Established in 2016 by an award-winning investment team with a 14-year proven track record of strong returns, the business has $2 billion in AUM and is owned and controlled by key staff. Via a proprietary investment process, Munro invests alongside clients to benefit from some of the key structural changes that occur in our world today. Munro is Australian domiciled, with its head office in Melbourne.


For further information: 
Jon Spensley

Founding Partner

Chief Operating Officer

Munro Partners

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: +61 3 9290 0900