Jason R. Vaillancourt, CFA

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

Mr. Vaillancourt is Co-Head of the Global Asset Allocation group. In partnership with the other GAA Co-Heads, he is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s GAA products, and the research that drives the top-down views of GAA portfolios, including asset class, region, and sector decisions. In addition, his work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. Mr. Vaillancourt is also a portfolio manager of Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®; Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Balanced, Conservative, and Growth); Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund; Putnam RetirementReady® Funds; Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1; Putnam’s Total Return institutional portfolio; and Putnam’s 529 college savings plan. He joined Putnam in 2000 and has been in the investment industry since 1993.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Absolute Return 500 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 46 funds in the Multialternative category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 153 funds in the Multialternative category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 46 funds in the Multialternative category.
Absolute Return 700 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 46 funds in the Multialternative category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 35 funds in the Multialternative category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 282 funds in the Multialternative category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Balanced Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 719 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 458 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
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.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Conservative Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 248 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 73 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 194 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 248 funds in the Tactical Allocation category.
Dynamic Asset Allocation Growth Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 317 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 199 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 277 funds in the Allocation--70% to 85% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 317 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.
10-year Morningstar rating among 57 funds in the Target-Date 2035 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 131 funds in the Target-Date 2035 category.
RetirementReady 2040 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 182 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 84 funds in the Target-Date 2040 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 150 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 130 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 144 funds in the Target-Date 2050 category.
RetirementReady 2055 Fund
overall Morningstar rating among 149 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 100 funds in the Target-Date 2055 category.
RetirementReady 2060 Fund

Whitepapers

Capital Markets Outlook

17-Oct

Analysis of current market themes and asset class opportunities from investment leaders across Putnam.


Blog posts

Watch the euro as Italy votes

11/29/2016

We are watching the referendum in Italy this weekend for yet another existential crisis for the euro.


Italy's bank troubles challenge EU

7/28/2016

Troubled banks in Italy pose a new challenge to the EU, one that has been compounded by the U.K.'s vote in favor of Brexit.


Constrained credit threatens growth

2/23/2016

Stock market rallies often need to climb a wall of worry, and we see that wall getting higher.