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George Staphos

Managing Director

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

George Staphos is a managing director and co-sector head in Equity Research at BofA Merrill Lynch, based in New York. From 2009 to present, he has also been a member of the department's US1 committee. Regular research publications include the Packaging & Paper Wrap-Up and BofA Merrill Lynch Corrugated Surveys. Staphos has been voted a member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for 25 consecutive years by portfolio managers and buy-side analysts who invest in packaging and paper stocks, including 18 No. 1 rankings in the past 19 years. He has been voted No.1 in Greenwich as well. He was also inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame. Staphos has been with the firm since 2003, and previously worked in analyst and management positions at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney and PaineWebber. Staphos has a BS in management and marketing from New York University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.


Mapping the Use of Forestry Products, Pulp and Paper: Who are the Consumers of North American Forestry Products across the Globe? What is the future of demand from Asia, Latin America and Africa?

Day 2: Cost & Supply Chain Challenges for Pulp, Paper & Beyond

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 07:30

  • A look at capacity vs. consumption, how is it going to change over the coming months?
  • What impact will the search for alternative fibers have on pricing trends?
  • Understanding the trade flows, where are hotspots of consumption and how are they going to change?
  • Looking ahead, can we forecast what are going to be the impact of the European capacity increases on the North American market?

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