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 RatingTM among 617 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 674 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Sector Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 721 funds in the World Large Stock category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 596 funds in the World Large Stock category.
Research Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1166 funds in the Large Blend category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 776 funds in the Large Blend category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1042 funds in the Large Blend category.