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Damian Ornani


Chief Executive Officer

Damian Ornani is the Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Investments—a role he has held since 2016. As CEO, Damian directs the firm’s day-to-day operations and oversees its four primary business units: US Private Client, Institutional, Private Client International and 401(k) Solutions.

Damian started at Fisher Investments in 1997 and has held a variety of roles since. From 2005 to 2012, he served as Co-President and from 2012 to 2016 as President of Client Acquisition and Service.  Damian has been an Executive Officer and member of the firm’s Board of Managers since 2005.

Damian speaks at client seminars nationally, where he provides insights on current market conditions and portfolio positioning. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the prominent G100 Network of chief executive officers. Damian regularly publishes articles in various industry publications, including FT Adviser, Financial Advisor, Advisor Perspectives, Financial Advisor IQ, FE Trustnet and Investment News.

Damian received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.

Recent Articles & Interviews with Damian


Don’t Bail Over 'Breakevenitis'

Damian Ornani, chief executive at Fisher Investments, considers 'breakevenitis' and the temptation to dump stocks after they have recouped previous declines.

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Reset your thinking for 2019

Stocks are forward-looking; investors should be, too

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Why Investors Should Recalibrate Their Outlook To Shun Recency Bias In 2019

Markets are forward looking so investors should be too, according to Fisher Investments chief executive officer Damian Ornani.

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To Counsel Clients Correctly Avoid Partisanship

Politics are persistently skewing Americans’ views of the economic outlook.

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How advisers can avoid the appearance of bias

Damian Ornani, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, explains why bias is one of the biggest challenges advisers need to overcome when talking with clients.

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Recency Bias: A Big Risk To Your Clients This Summer

With market volatility picking up in 2018, explain to clients that markets aren't serially correlated and shouldn't inspire fear or actions that jeopardize long-term goals.

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Why You Need To Remind Clients That The Past Isn't Predictive

Damian Ornani, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, explains why it's important that advisers talk to clients about the latest developments in markets.

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Advisers Should Make The Most Of Volatility For Clients

Use stock market swings as opportunities to improve service to clients.

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The reason equity market swings are an adviser's opportunity

Damian Ornani, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, explains how advisers can use equity market swings as opportunities to improve their service.

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How good advisers get investors to look to the horizon

One of last year’s biggest financial news stories – if not its very biggest – was the upward surge of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

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