Head of the Emerging Markets Growth team and lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Growth strategy, Damian Bird introduces Polen Capital and provides an overview of the investment philosophy and approach to building a concentrated portfolio of outstanding emerging markets businesses.
4Q2020 – Global Emerging Markets Growth Commentary - Damian Bird provides an overview of 2020, the first full year for our Polen Global Emerging Markets Growth strategy. The pandemic struck emerging markets just as hard as the developed world.
Polen Capital has been dedicated to serving investors by providing concentrated portfolios of the highest quality companies for more than three decades. Polen is passionate about its mission to protect and grow its clients’ capital while identifying unique opportunities to access, and invest in, the most sustainable and exceptional businesses worldwide.
Polen has a culture of making a meaningful difference in the lives of investors entrusting the firm with their financial well-being.
Damian Bird is the Head of the Emerging Markets Growth team and lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Growth strategy, based in London and is supported by two research analysts.
B.A. in History & Economics, CFA® charterholder
Damian Bird is the Head of the Emerging Markets Growth Team and the lead portfolio manager of the Global Emerging Markets Growth strategy.
Damian joined Polen Capital Management in 2019 and prior to joining Polen Capital, 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 his 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® charterholder.