Aaron M. Cooper, CFA

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Aaron M. Cooper, CFA


Mr. Cooper is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Putnam Investments, responsible for helping to set strategic direction and drive execution across the firm. He oversees the firm's Investments, Operations, Digital Technology, and Global Investment Strategies groups. 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.

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Years in the industry: 20
Years at Putnam Investments: 9

  • Fidelity Investments, Managing Director of Research, 2007–2011
  • Fidelity Investments, Analyst and Portfolio Manager, 2003–2007
  • Fidelity Investments, Associate, 2000–2003


  • Harvard University, A.B., Economics