Robert J. Kea, CFA

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

Mr. Kea is a Co-Head of the Global Asset Allocation group. In partnership with other GAA Co-Heads, he is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s GAA products. In this role, he is accountable for top-down equity views in GAA portfolios, and his work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Market’s Outlook. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®; Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Growth, Balanced, and Conservative); Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund; Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle Funds; Putnam Retirement Ready Funds; Putnam’s Total Return institutional portfolio; and Putnam’s 529 college savings plan. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Kea served as an Accountant for international funds. He joined Putnam in 1989 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Absolute Return 500 Fund
3-year Morningstar rating among 39 funds in the Multialternative category.
Absolute Return 700 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 247 funds in the Multialternative category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 153 funds in the Multialternative category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 39 funds in the Multialternative category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Balanced Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 723 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 452 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 652 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 723 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Conservative Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 252 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 67 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 179 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 252 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Growth Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 328 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 206 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 285 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 328 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund
Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1
RetirementReady 2020 Fund
RetirementReady 2025 Fund
RetirementReady 2030 Fund
RetirementReady 2035 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 159 funds in the Target-Date 2035 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 122 funds in the Target-Date 2035 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 159 funds in the Target-Date 2035 category.
RetirementReady 2040 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 185 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 152 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 185 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
RetirementReady 2045 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 159 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 121 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 159 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category.
RetirementReady 2050 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 177 funds in the Target-Date 2050 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 141 funds in the Target-Date 2050 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 177 funds in the Target-Date 2050 category.
RetirementReady 2055 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 146 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 93 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 146 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
RetirementReady 2060 Fund

College Savings Funds

Putnam 529 Absolute Return 100
Putnam 529 Absolute Return 300
Putnam 529 Absolute Return 500
Putnam 529 Absolute Return 700
Putnam 529 Age-Based 1996
Putnam 529 Age-Based 1997
Putnam 529 Age-Based 1998
Putnam 529 Age-Based 1999
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2000
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2001
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2002
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2003
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2004
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2005
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2006
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2007
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2008
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2009
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2010
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2011
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2012
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2013
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2014
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2015
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2016
Putnam 529 Age-Based 2017
Putnam 529 Age-Based Graduate
Putnam 529 Aggressive Growth
Putnam 529 Balanced
Putnam 529 Equity Income
Putnam 529 Government Money Market
Putnam 529 Growth
Putnam 529 Growth Opportunities
Putnam 529 High Yield
Putnam 529 Income
Putnam 529 Small Cap Value

Blog posts

Tilting toward risk assets

11/19/2015

Despite ominous headlines, economic growth appears reasonably stable, which may be supportive of risk assets.