D. William Kohli

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Mr. Kohli is Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income. He is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s fixed income products. He is also a portfolio manager with responsibility for institutional strategies, including Putnam's fixed income global alpha strategies, and for Putnam's global multi-sector fixed income mutual funds. He specializes in global rates and currencies and oversees the Portfolio Construction group, which draws on the security-specific expertise of the sector specialist teams within the Putnam’s Fixed Income group. In addition, he is a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. Mr. Kohli joined Putnam in 1994 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Absolute Return 100 Fund
Absolute Return 300 Fund
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar rating among 172 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Emerging Markets Income Fund
Global Income Trust
overall Morningstar rating among 267 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 135 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 241 funds in the World Bond category.

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust


Revisiting "Thinking outside the index"


Leaders of Putnam's fixed-income group outline their independent thinking on the forms of fixed-income risk and discuss the risk-return potential of sectors outside the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.

Fixed-Income Outlook


Analysis of global bond market sectors from the Co-Heads of Fixed Income.

Blog posts

Don’t underestimate this economy


Despite worrisome headlines about the economy, recent data show only a modest loss of momentum.

The fixed-income risks that we favor


We see more attractive fixed income risks outside of interest rates, in part because U.S. economic growth may warrant more rate hikes by the Fed.

Headwinds buffet emerging-market debt


Higher interest rates can challenge any fixed-income market, but rate increases in advanced economies can cause particular difficulty for emerging markets.