James A. Fetch

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

Mr. Fetch is a Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation. In partnership with other GAA Co-Heads, he is responsible for overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s GAA products. He is accountable for portfolio construction and risk management of GAA portfolios, and his work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. Since 2008, Mr. Fetch also has served as a portfolio manager of Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®; Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Balanced, Conservative, and Growth portfolios); Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund; Putnam RetirementReady® Funds; Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1; Putnam’s Total Return institutional portfolio; Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Strategies; and Putnam’s 529 college savings plan. Mr. Fetch has been in the investment industry since he originally joined Putnam in 1994. After leaving to complete his M.B.A., he rejoined the firm in 2000.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Absolute Return 500 Fund
3-year Morningstar rating among 266 funds in the Multialternative category.
Absolute Return 700 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 46 funds in the Multialternative category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 154 funds in the Multialternative category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 46 funds in the Multialternative category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Balanced Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 686 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 438 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 625 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 686 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Conservative Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 256 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 69 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 197 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 256 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Growth Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 320 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 203 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 284 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 320 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
RetirementReady 2040 Fund
5-year Morningstar rating among 147 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
RetirementReady 2045 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 157 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 118 funds in the Target-Date 2045 category.
RetirementReady 2050 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 175 funds in the Target-Date 2050 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 139 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 89 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 146 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
RetirementReady 2060 Fund