George is a Managing Director and Global Investment Strategist in the Investment Solutions Group at SSGA. He specializes in global capital markets, particularly emerging markets, and focuses on economic, investment policy and portfolio management issues facing clients. Previously at SSGA, for several years he was Head of Active Emerging Markets. He is a member of the firm's Senior Leadership Team.
Earlier in his career, George worked in London and Boston with the Chief Investment Officer of Baring Asset Management. He has also worked at the Frank Russell Company, Tacoma, WA, where he consulted to large institutional investors on a wide range of investment topics.
George spent the first part of his career in emerging market and domestic corporate finance at Bankers Trust Company. From 1981-1985 he served at the U.S. Treasury Department, first as U.S. Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank and, subsequently, as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs.
George is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM.). His prior and current affiliations/directorships include: Bretton Woods Committee, Chinese Finance Association. President' Boston Economic Club, Executive Committee of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Executive Committee Boston Society of Security Analysts; Visiting Committee' Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He is currently a Trustee of The Research Foundation of CFA Institute.
Among others, he has published in Bank for International Settlements papers, Emerging Markets Review, the Financial Times, Pensions and Investments and many other industry and academic journals. He is an accredited speaker for the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Va., and has presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research and other academic and industry fora.