General Session Speaker
Portfolio Manager and Executive Vice President
Global Investor Panel
George Maris is Portfolio Manager and Executive Vice President of the Janus Worldwide strategies, including Janus Worldwide Fund and Janus Aspen Worldwide Portfolio. Mr. Maris joined Janus in March 2011 from Northern Trust where he managed U.S. large cap core equity, international large cap core and global equity strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, Mr. Maris spent four years as a portfolio manager at Columbia Management Group where he co-managed the firm's U.S. large and mid cap core portfolios. From 1999-2004 he was a member of the investment team at Putnam Investments, serving as an equity analyst, derivatives strategist and portfolio manager in Putnam's Value Group, working on domestic, international and global equity strategies. Mr. Maris won a Lipper Fund Award in 2004 as co-portfolio manager of Putnam Convertible Income Growth Trust Fund. He was also a guest lecturer on the topic of Security Analysis at MIT's Sloan School of Management from 2003-2005.
Mr. Maris received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Illinois. Mr. Maris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 14 years of investment experience.
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