Paul D. Scanlon, CFA

Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit

Mr. Scanlon is Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit in the Fixed Income group. He manages the corporate credit investment process and oversees the tax-exempt team. Mr. Scanlon is responsible for the creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios as well as a number of multi-sector strategies. In addition, he is a member of Putnam's ESG Committee, which leads environmental, social, and governance initiatives across the firm. Mr. Scanlon 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. He joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

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, he served as a Portfolio Manager of non-cyclical credit sector strategies and as an Analyst covering the healthcare, consumer, and retail sectors. Mr. Scanlon is a member of CFA Society Boston.

Mutual Funds

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
Floating Rate Income Fund
George Putnam Balanced Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 665 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 433 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 601 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 665 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 190 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 128 funds in the World Bond category.
High Yield Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 634 funds in the High Yield Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 370 funds in the High Yield Bond category.

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