Maris Joins Janus Worldwide Fund

Janus Capital has appointed 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, according to a hiring announcement. He will report directly to Janus Co-CIO Jonathan Coleman.

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.

According to the announcement, 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. 

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.