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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 the present, he has also been a member of the department's US1 committee. Regular research publications produced by his team include the Packaging & Paper Wrap-Up and BofA Merrill Lynch Corrugated Surveys. Staphos has been voted a member of the well-regarded Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for 27 consecutive years by portfolio managers and buy-side analysts who invest in packaging and paper stocks, including 20 No. 1 rankings in the past 21 years. As a result, he was also inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame in 2011, and has also been voted No.1 in Greenwich in the past as well. Staphos has been with the firm since 2003 and past experience includes analyst and management positions at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney and PaineWebber. He has a BS in management & marketing from New York University and an MBA in finance from the Columbia Business School.


Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team: Institutional Investor solicited the opinions of directors of research and heads of investment at institutions with major securities holdings in the US: 4,000 investment professionals at more than 1,400 institutions managing an estimated $10 trillion in US equity assets, for more information about this award go to:


CEO Panel – Trade and Trump tweets, tomorrow’s biggest industry issues, economic uncertainty, M&A, plastics


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  • Assessing the extent that fiber is driving M&A within the industry
  • Macro and micro deal drivers behind the market movements
  • A frank assessment of industry performance
  • The likely prevalence of future private equity backing
  • Opportunities presented by the war on plastic – Are we ready for the challenge?

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