D. William Kohli

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Mr. Kohli is Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, and a member of Putnam’s Operating Committee. He is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s fixed-income products. Mr. Kohli specializes in global rates and currencies and oversees the Portfolio Construction group, which draws on the expertise of sector specialist teams. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Emerging Markets Income Fund, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, Putnam Premier Income Trust, and Putnam Short Duration Bond Fund. Mr. Kohli joined Putnam in 1994 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar rating among 162 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 270 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Emerging Markets Income Fund
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 270 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 162 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Global Income Trust
overall Morningstar rating among 265 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 135 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 245 funds in the World Bond category.
Short Duration Bond Fund

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust

Whitepapers

Revisiting "Thinking outside the index"

16-Oct

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

17-Oct

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


Blog posts

Don’t underestimate this economy

3/7/2016

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


The fixed-income risks that we favor

2/5/2016

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

8/25/2015

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