|Capital Markets Outlook
||Analysis of current market themes and asset class opportunities from investment leaders across Putnam.
|Enhancing the stability of stable value with traditional GICs
||Within the realm of stable value, traditional guaranteed investment contracts (GICs) have frequently been misunderstood and little used — despite their attractive characteristics. Putnam takes a closer look at the benefits of traditional GICs as part of a strategic allocation within stable value strategies.
|Absolute return strategies offer modern diversification
||As investors look for diversification beyond traditional stock and bond funds, absolute return strategies can provide a differentiated return and risk profile and the potential to reduce long-term portfolio volatility.
|Alternatives in action: A guide to strategies for portfolio diversification
||Putnam offers insights for using strategies in portfolio construction by comparing performance in different economic scenarios over the past 20 years.
|Optimizing the target-date glide path
||Our research shows that a lower equity allocation at and throughout retirement provides the highest probability of retirement success.
|Low-gear growth ahead for developed economies
||The world's long-term growth outlook has major implications for portfolio strategies. Putnam examines the components of GDP growth, including labor productivity and demographic factors, to offer a detailed view of four major developed economies.
|Revisiting "Thinking outside the index"
||Leaders of Putnam's fixed income group outline their independent thinking on the forms of fixed income risk and discuss the risk-return potential of sectors outside the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
|Fixed Income Outlook
||Analysis of global bond market sectors from the investment leaders of Putnam's Fixed Income group.
||Analysis of global equity markets from the investment leaders of Putnam's Equities group.
|Improving portfolio efficiency with multi-asset absolute return strategies
||Putnam studies the impact of absolute return on portfolio and pension plan efficiency and diversification.
|Holding the middle ground with convertible securities
||With characteristics of stocks and bonds, convertible securities can help diversify a portfolio. This study highlights Putnam's active approach to managing a convertibles portfolio.