George Mussalli is chief investment officer and head of research, equity. He is responsible for oversight of the firm’s dynamic, stock selector, and diversified arbitrage strategies, as well as the equity team’s data infrastructure, portfolio construction, portfolio strategy and trading teams. he is also a member of the firm’s investment, operating, and directors’ committees. As chief investment officer and head of research, equity, George Mussalli directs innovative equity research used in the development of models used within PanAgora’s equity strategies.
Prior to becoming chief investment officer and head of research, equity, George Mussalli served as Head of PanAgora’s Stock Selector strategies. His work focuses on combining fundamental insights with sophisticated quantitative techniques to develop proprietary models designed to analyze companies across many dimensions. In addition to overseeing the management of the firm’s Stock Selector strategies, he has significantly contributed to the proprietary pool of equity research leveraged across the entire firm during his tenure. The research he has conducted also led to the founding of the firm’s Diversified Arbitrage hedge fund strategy in 2010.
Before joining PanAgora, he was a portfolio manager on the Putnam Investments Structured Equity team, where he was responsible for Structured Equity portfolios. He contributed to quantitative research and analysis that supported all equity strategies, including International and Global strategies.
Prior to joining Putnam, Mr. Mussalli worked as a senior investment analyst at John Hancock Funds. Education: Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.B.A. Tufts University, B.S