D. William Kohli Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual
Absolute Return 100 Fund
Absolute Return 300 Fund
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar rating among 172 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Emerging Markets Income Fund
Global Income Trust
overall Morningstar rating among 267 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 135 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 241 funds in the World Bond category.
Stable Value Fund


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 Co-Heads of Fixed Income.

Blog posts

Don’t underestimate this economy

March 07, 2016

Despite worrisome headlines about the economy, recent data show only a modest loss of momentum.

The fixed-income risks that we favor

February 05, 2016

We see more attractive fixed income risks outside of interest rates, in part because U.S. economic growth may warrant more rate hikes by the Fed.

Headwinds buffet emerging-market debt

August 25, 2015

Higher interest rates can challenge any fixed-income market, but rate increases in advanced economies can cause particular difficulty for emerging markets.