Mr. Benson is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group. He specializes in investment-grade and
crossover strategies within the Corporate and Tax-Exempt Credit team. Mr. Benson is a Portfolio Manager
of George Putnam Balanced Fund, Putnam Income Fund, Putnam Stable Value Fund, Putnam Short
Duration Bond Fund, and Putnam Ultra Short Duration Income Fund. He collaborates with portfolio
managers and analysts on ESG integration, assessing the fundamental relevance of ESG issues at a
security level and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at the portfolio level. Mr. Benson
has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 2008.
Previously at Putnam, Mr. Benson was an Investment-Grade Trader and an Analyst in the Global Credit
Research group, focusing on high-yield and investment-grade issuers in the food, beverage, restaurant,
and supermarket sectors. Earlier, he served as a High-Yield Trader and Investment Associate, covering the
gaming, technology, and auto supplier sectors.
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