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Danan Kirby, CFA®

Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager

Danan's Expertise

Danan serves as a liaison for the domestic equity research 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 and infrastructure companies. Prior to joining Ariel, Danan was a client portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management, covering both equities and fixed income. Prior to that role, 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 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.