Janus [see profile] just named a permanent PM for its
Worldwide Fund. Yesterday the Denver-based mutual fund
firm revealed the selection of Northern Trust's George
Maris to fill the post, succeeding interim PM Brent
Lynn. Barron's Murray Coleman covered the news.
According to Barron's, Lynn took over Worldwide after its prior PM,
Laurent Saltiel, left in May 2010. Lynn PMs Janus'
Maris PMed global, international and U.S. large cap core strategies at
Northern Trust. Prior to that, he PMed U.S. large and mid-cap core
offerings for Columbia and served as a value PM at Putnam.
Company Press Release
DENVER – Janus Capital Group Inc. today announced the
appointment of George Maris as portfolio manager for Janus
Worldwide Fund and related strategies, effective March 14, 2011.
Maris joins Janus from Northern Trust where he managed both retail
mutual funds and institutional assets. He will report directly to Janus
Co-CIO Jonathan Coleman. According to Coleman, Maris’ diverse
background and experience is a perfect match for Janus Worldwide
"During his investment career, George has successfully managed
money in a variety of disciplines and experienced a wide range of
market conditions," said Coleman. "Given his stock-picking acumen
and overall investment philosophy, George will fit in well with the
investment culture we have at Janus. He will be a great addition to
our already strong global investment team."
At Northern Trust, Maris managed U.S., international and global large
cap core equity strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008,
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, Maris 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. While at Putnam, Maris won a Lipper Fund Award in
2004 as co-portfolio manager of Putnam Convertible Income –
Growth Trust Fund. He also was a guest lecturer on the topic of
Security Analysis at MIT’s Sloan School of Management from
2003-2005. 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. Maris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
“Joining the highly talented professionals at Janus is an honor. I
believe my experience and our shared approach to bottom-up stock
picking will add to Janus’ strong global platform,” said Maris. “Most
especially, I look forward to the challenge of generating superior
performance for our clients and shareholders.”
About Janus Capital Group Inc.
Janus Capital Group Inc. (Janus) is a global investment firm offering
strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital
Management LLC, INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH)
and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). Each manager
employs a research-intensive approach that is distinct within its
respective asset class. This multi-boutique approach enables the firm
to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies,
including growth, value and risk-managed equities, fixed income and
alternatives through one common distribution platform.
At the end of December 2010, Janus managed U.S. $169.5 billion in
assets for shareholders, clients and institutions around the globe.
Based in Denver, Janus also has offices in London, Milan, Munich,
Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.
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