Janus Capital has hired George Maris as portfolio manager of the Janus Worldwide Fund, reporting to Janus co-CIO Jonathan Coleman. Maris comes to the firm from Northern Trust, where he ran both retail and institutional money.
“During his investment career, George has successfully managed money in a variety of disciplines and experienced a wide range of market conditions,” Coleman said. “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. Before joining Northern Trust in 2008, he was with Columbia Management Group for four years, where Maris co-managed U.S. large- and mid-cap core portfolios. From 1999 to 2004, he worked at Putnam Investments as an equity analyst, derivatives strategist and value portfolio manager.
“Joining the highly talented professionals at Janus is an honor,” Maris said. “I believe my experience and our shared approach to bottom-up stock picking will add to Janus’ strong global platform. Most especially, I look forward to the challenge of generating superior performance for our clients and shareholders.”