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
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 702 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 620 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 702 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Sector Fund
Research Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1218 funds in the Large Blend category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 817 funds in the Large Blend category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1084 funds in the Large Blend category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1218 funds in the Large Blend category.