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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.
BSc in Economics (Hons), CFA® charterholder
Dafydd joined Polen Capital in 2021. Dafydd is co-portfolio manager of the firm's Global Emerging Markets Growth strategy.
Prior to joining Polen Capital, Dafydd was an Emerging Market Portfolio Manager at LGM Investments, overseeing the firm’s Frontier Markets strategy and being a member of the Investment Leadership team. Dafydd began his career at HSBC in 2003 and has been involved in Emerging Markets investing since 2005.
He earned a BSc in Economics (Hons) from the University of Bath. Dafydd is a CFA® charterholder.