Webcasts and conference calls

Putnam's portfolio managers and investment professionals offer their latest insights and take your questions about the markets and Putnam funds.

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Managing market risk with dynamic diversification

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation, Jason Vaillancourt, CFA, discusses the need for broad-based diversification and allocation flexibility to capture the best opportunities in today's challenging global market. He offers insight on how Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds adjust to changing markets, and discusses the portfolio managers' investment process.
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Jason Vaillancourt, CFA, Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation
May 2016

Using target-date funds as a glide path to retirement

Senior Investment Director Brendan Murray discusses how sequence-of-returns risk can undermine retirement savings. He also describes how the conservative glide path of Putnam Retirement Advantage Funds can significantly reduce the risk of losses from untimely market events.
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Brendan Murray, Putnam Senior Investment Director
May 2016

Pursuing growth internationally

Co-Head of International Equities Sam Davis shares his insights on China’s economic transition, discusses the looming Brexit vote, and answers a range of questions on the markets and how Putnam International Equity Fund (POVYX) is positioned to seek out the best opportunities today.

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Simon Davis, Co-Head of International Equities
April 2016

Managing volatility in uncertain times

Senior Investment Director Brendan Murray provides insight on market volatility, offers a perspective on using absolute return for greater portfolio diversification, and discusses how Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund and 700 Fund can help dampen volatility.

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Brendan Murray, Putnam Senior Investment Director
March 2016

Opportunities for value investors

Portfolio Manager Darren Jaroch, CFA, discusses today's market conditions, his active approach to managing Putnam Equity Income Fund, and pursuing the performance potential of U.S. large-cap value stocks.

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Darren Jaroch, CFA, Portfolio Manager
February 2016

The 2016 tax landscape and DOL rule outlook

Bill Cass and Chris Hennessey offer tax season strategies, discuss the impact of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule proposal, explore tax-smart and estate-planning ideas including 529 plans, and review IRA rules.

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Bill Cass, Director of Wealth Management Programs
Chris Hennessey, Lawyer, CPA, and Member of Putnam's Business Advisory Group
February 2016

Navigating interest rates with Putnam Income Fund

Portfolio Manager Brett Kozlowski offers insight on interest-rate, credit, liquidity, and prepayment risks facing fixed-income portfolios, and looks at how Putnam Income Fund explores opportunities outside the index to generate returns in volatile rate environments.

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Brett Kozlowski, Portfolio Manager
January 2016

Putnam Spectrum Funds

Portfolio Manager David Glancy shares his market outlook and conviction in his investment process, and answers questions on a range of topics including portfolio concentration, renewed interest in high yield, and individual holdings.

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David Glancy, Portfolio Manager
January 2016

Year-end planning ideas

Bill Cass and Chris Hennessey discuss tax- and estate-planning ideas to guide year-end planning with clients. Topics also include changes to claiming Social Security benefits and the latest news on the DOL's fiduciary rule.

Bill Cass, Director of Wealth Management Programs
Chris Hennessey, Lawyer, CPA, and Member of Putnam's Business Advisory Group
November 2015

Maneuver in Markets

With the surge of market volatility since August, this webinar offers timely insight on absolute return strategies and how our Absolute Return 500 Fund and Absolute Return 700 Fund may help manage portfolio volatility.

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Brendan Murray, Putnam Senior Investment Director
October 2015

Global market volatility in perspective

With increased turbulence in global equity markets, Sam Davis, Co-Head of International Equities and Portfolio Manager of Putnam International Equity Fund, shares his insights on risks and opportunities in the current environment.

Sam Davis, Co-Head of International Equities and Portfolio Manager
Catherine A. Saunders, Head of Registered Investment Advisor Business
September 2015