Damian D. Ornani
Chief Executive Officer
Damian Ornani is the CEO of Fisher Investments, a $93 billion money management firm serving individual and institutional investors around the world.* Recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the world’s largest money managers, Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries employ over 3,000 people across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Dubai, Australia and Japan, with continued global expansion underway.
Damian started with the firm in 1997 and has held a variety of roles. He served as Co-President from 2005-2012 and President of Client Acquisition and Service from 2012-2016. In the latter role, he oversaw sales, client service and over 70% of the firm’s employees.
As CEO, Damian oversees the firm’s four primary business units:
- Fisher Investments Institutional Group: The Institutional Group serves a global client base, including corporations, public and multi-employer pension funds, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, healthcare organizations and governments. Among other things, our global research platform, long-term performance history, and stable and experienced investment management team set us apart from the competition.
- Fisher Investments Private Client Group: Created in 1995, the Private Client Group aims to deliver institutional-quality investment management, advice and service to individual investors across the United States. Client portfolios are custom-tailored based on personal goals and needs, and strategically managed by Fisher Investments’ five-member Investment Policy Committee. Additionally, clients have a dedicated Investment Counselor as a primary contact and access to private events and educational resources.
- Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions Group: Our 401(k) Solutions Group is committed to bringing unparalleled support to small and mid-size businesses and their employees through 401(k) retirement plan services. The platform is designed to free small business owners to better run their companies, while giving their employees access to professional retirement plan services that are free of conflicted advice.
- Fisher Investments International Group: In addition to serving investors in the United States, Fisher Investments serves individual investors across Europe. Established in 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters in London, England, the International Group and its subsidiaries work with private clients in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Damian has been an Executive Officer and a member of the firm’s Board of Managers since 2005.
He speaks at client seminars nationally, where he provides Fisher Investments clients with insights on current market conditions, continuing education and Fisher Investments’ portfolio positioning. He is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the prestigious G100 Network of chief executive officers, and he regularly contributes to various industry publications including FT Adviser, Financial Advisor Magazine, Advisor Perspectives, Financial Advisor IQ, FE Trustnet and Investment News.
Damian received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business-Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children.
*As of 12/31/2018. Includes Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries.