Paul D. Scanlon,CFA

Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit

Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit in the Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing the corporate credit investment process and overseeing Putnam's tax-exempt team. In addition, Mr. Scanlon is accountable for the creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios as well as a number of multi-sector strategies. 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. Scanlon is a portfolio manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, George Putnam Balanced Fund, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam High Yield Fund, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Scanlon served as a Portfolio Manager of non-cyclical credit sector strategies and as an Analyst covering the health-care, consumer, and retail sectors. He joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

Products managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 284 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 284 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Floating Rate Income Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 229 funds in the Bank Loan category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 113 funds in the Bank Loan category.
George Putnam Balanced Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 647 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 422 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 581 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 647 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 187 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 119 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 173 funds in the World Bond category.
High Yield Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 631 funds in the High Yield Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 356 funds in the High Yield Bond category.

Whitepapers

Fixed-Income Outlook

Q2 2020

Analysis of global bond market sectors from the Co-Heads of Fixed Income.


Blog posts

Headwinds buffet emerging-market debt

8/25/2015

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


What may unlock consumer spending

5/7/2015

While retail sales have been rather weak, key elements of consumer spending on services, including housing, are growing.


The outlook for high yield in the oilfield

4/17/2015

Fundamental research offers a guide to the risk that low oil prices pose to energy companies with high yield debt.