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. In addition, since 2008, Mr. Fetch has been 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 Retirement Income Lifestyle Funds; Putnam RetirementReady® Funds; 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 joined Putnam in 1994, leaving briefly to obtain his M.B.A., and rejoining the firm in 2000.

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