Aaron M. Cooper, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Equities

Mr. Cooper is Chief Investment Officer, Equities. He is responsible for leading Putnam’s Equity group, including the portfolio management, research, and trading areas. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Research Fund, Putnam Global Sector Fund, and George Putnam Balanced Fund. Mr. Cooper is also a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 2000.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
George Putnam Balanced Fund
5-year Morningstar rating among 628 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 680 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Sector Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 717 funds in the World Large Stock category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 591 funds in the World Large Stock category.
Research Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 1204 funds in the Large Blend category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 802 funds in the Large Blend category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 1077 funds in the Large Blend category.

Blog posts

The U.S. takes the policy road less traveled

12/11/2014

The difference between U.S. and European economic growth trajectories may come down to policy paths taken or not taken.