George P. Maris, JD, CFA, is co-head of equities – Americas at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. George is responsible for leading the equity division in the Americas region and is also lead portfolio manager for the International Alpha Equity and International Concentrated Equity strategies as well as the Global Alpha Equity strategy, which includes the Overseas and Global Select products, respectively. George serves on the Janus Henderson Executive Committee, Ethics Committee, Global Strategic Product Committee, Investment Management Leadership Team, ESG Steering Committee and North American Leadership Team, and was previously a member of the Operating Committee, the Proxy Committee, and the Perkins Investment Management Executive Board. He came to Janus in 2011 as a portfolio manager from Northern Trust, where he was lead manager of the U.S. large-cap core, international large-cap core and global equity strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, George spent four years as a portfolio manager at Columbia Management Group co-managing the firm’s U.S. large- and mid-cap core portfolios. From 1999 to 2004, he was a member of the investment team at Putnam Investments, serving as a portfolio manager, equity analyst and derivatives strategist in Putnam’s Value Group and working on domestic, international and global equity strategies. He was a guest lecturer on security analysis at MIT Sloan School of Management, and was also a guest lecturer and speaker at Wake Forest University, Mississippi State University College of Business, and the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.
George received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in finance, economics and strategic management, graduating with honors and Beta Gamma Sigma, and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois, graduating cum laude. George holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 24 years of financial industry experience.