Paul D. Scanlon, CFA

Co-Head of Fixed Income

Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Fixed Income. He is responsible for managing all facets of the corporate credit investment process and overseeing Putnam’s tax-exempt team. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 300 Fund®; Putnam Diversified Income Trust; Putnam Emerging Markets Income Fund; Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund; George Putnam Balanced Fund; Putnam Global Income Trust; Putnam High Yield Fund; Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust; and Putnam Premier Income Trust. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Scanlon served as a Portfolio Manager of non-cyclical credit sector strategies and as an Analyst covering the health care, consumer, and retail sectors. He joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Absolute Return 100 Fund
Absolute Return 300 Fund
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar rating among 169 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Emerging Markets Income Fund
Floating Rate Income Fund
George Putnam Balanced Fund
5-year Morningstar rating among 668 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 719 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Income Trust
overall Morningstar rating among 271 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 129 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 88 funds in the World Bond category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 93 funds in the World Bond category.
High Yield Fund

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust


Fixed-Income Outlook


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

Blog posts

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.

What may unlock consumer spending


While retail sales have been rather weak, key elements of consumer spending on services, including housing, are growing.

The outlook for high yield in the oilfield


Fundamental research offers a guide to the risk that low oil prices pose to energy companies with high yield debt.