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Principal hires George Maris as chief investment officer, global head of equities


Principal Asset Management announced that George Maris is joining the firm as chief investment officer and global head of equities. In the role, he’ll take on leadership responsibilities across the equities’ platform, including managing 126 investment professionals across global investment centers. He will also serve as a named portfolio manager on international equity strategies. “As the investment business evolves, Principal continues to sharpen its global equities capabilities, leveraging the complete span of investment teams across 26 countries,” Kamal Bhatia, global head of investments for Principal Asset Management, said in a prepared statement. Maris spent the past 12 years at Janus Henderson Investors serving as head of equities for the Americas region and lead portfolio manager on its international and global alpha equity strategies.

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