Shep Perkins, CFA

Co-Head of Equities

Mr. Perkins is Co-Head of Equities. He is responsible for providing strategic direction to portfolio managers and equity analysts. In addition, Mr. Perkins is a portfolio manager of Putnam Global Equity Fund and Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 1993.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Global Equity Fund
Sustainable Leaders Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1247 funds in the Large Growth category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1107 funds in the Large Growth category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1247 funds in the Large Growth category.


Equity Outlook


Analysis of global equity markets from the Co-Heads of U.S. and International Equities.

Blog posts

Italy may be conduit for EM contagion


If Italy's populist government increases government debt, prices of Italian bonds and banks could drop and trigger a larger crisis for the region and world.

Are international stocks truly cheap?


On the surface, U.S. stocks appear more expensive than international stocks, but a quantitative comparison reveals the impact of sector valuations.

Just how cheap are European equities?


Our analysis finds that industry group weightings play a significant role in valuation discrepancies between U.S. and European equities.