Damian leads Barclays efforts to guide individuals, families, and charities on how to invest both to protect and grow their assets and to make a positive contribution to our world.
For families and family offices, this includes advising on how to start investing their portfolios sustainably; as well as facilitating the challenging conversations that address the family dynamics on legacy, values, and decision-making.
His team advises the firm’s private and public market specialists on how to incorporate ethical, responsible and impact approaches into their products, portfolios, and services. As well, they have published original thought leadership on scaling social businesses, investor motivations for impact, and impact reporting.
He leads Barclays sponsorship of the launch of Impact Agora, a new global institutional investing platform which enables deal sharing between accelerators, fund managers, investor networks, corporates, family offices, foundations and wealth managers.
His team’s work has been recognised by the UK Cabinet Office and Investment Week’s Sustainable Investment Awards, as well as the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing.
Damian was part of the UK Government’s Taskforce on the topic and is a frequent commentator in publications such as Financial Times, CNN Money, Euromoney, Reuters, as well as a speaker & facilitator at impact investing conferences. His work as an intrapreneur has featured in Harvard Business Review.
Damian graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude with Highest Honours. He also holds both a M.A. in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis International Business School and a M.Sc. in Organisational & Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.