Damian Bird, CFA

Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst


Damian heads the Emerging Markets Growth Team and is lead Portfolio Manager of Polen Capital's Emerging Markets Growth strategy. Prior to joining Polen Capital in 2019, Damian was an Emerging Market Portfolio Manager at LGM Investments. Damian began his career at Arisaig Partners as an Investment Analyst, primarily focusing on consumer companies in the developing world. Damian received a B.A. in History & Economics from the University of Oxford and has lived and worked in Singapore, Dubai, and South Africa. Damian is a CFA® charter holder.

Strategies Portfolio

Emerging Markets Growth

Asia ex Japan Growth

Emerging Markets ex China Growth


B.A. in History & Economics from the University of Oxford


Enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and trying to understand space. He is also an avid fan of Fulham Football Club.

  • 15
    Years Industry Experience
  • 2019
    Joined Polen
  • London
    Polen Office

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