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Danan Kirby, CFA®

Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager

Danan's Expertise

Danan Kirby is a Vice President and Client Portfolio Manager for the domestic equity research team. Danan serves as a liaison for the investment team and key investment decision-makers, communicating the process and results of the firm’s domestic investment strategies. In a research capacity, Danan covers financial services companies.

Prior to joining Ariel, Danan was a Client Portfolio Manager for Thornburg Investment Management, covering both equities and fixed income. Before Thornburg, he was a portfolio manager for Strategic Growth Bancorp managing multi-asset strategies for institutional clients. Earlier in his career, he served as a federal banking regulator at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the financial crisis. Danan is also a combat veteran of the U.S. Army. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management with a BBA, concentrating in finance. He is a CFA charterholder.