Damian Bird, CFA

Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst

“Our mission is to preserve and grow client assets to protect their present and enable their future.”


  • Joined Polen Capital: 2019
  • Education: B.A. in History & Economics from the University of Oxford
  • Primary Responsibility: Head of the Emerging Markets Growth Team and lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Growth strategy. He is responsible for leading the investment team, investment decision-making, and maintaining the firm’s investment philosophy. He also works as an analyst, identifying and researching investments for this strategy
  • Special Interests: Enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and trying to understand space. He is also an avid fan of Fulham Football Club

Mr. Bird joined Polen Capital Management in 2019. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Bird was an Emerging Market Portfolio Manager at LGM Investments. Mr. Bird began his career at Arisaig Partners as an Investment Analyst, primarily focusing on consumer companies in the developing world. During his career, Mr. Bird has lived and worked in Singapore, Dubai and South Africa. Mr. Bird is a CFA® charterholder.

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