Michael V. Salm

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Mr. Salm is Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income and a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. He is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s fixed-income portfolios. Mr. Salm specializes in investment strategies related to mortgage and structured credit products and interest-rate and volatility derivatives. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1989.

Mr. Salm is a portfolio manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, Putnam Income Fund, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, Putnam Mortgage Securities Fund, Putnam Premier Income Trust, Putnam Ultra Short Duration Income Fund, and 37 Capital's Structured Credit strategies. Previously at Putnam, he served as Co-Head of Fixed Income.

Products managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
Diversified Income Trust
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 186 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 119 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 161 funds in the World Bond category.
Income Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 568 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 355 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 492 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
Mortgage Opportunities Fund
Mortgage Securities Fund
Ultra Short Duration Income Fund

Whitepapers

Fixed-Income Outlook

Q2 2020

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


Blog posts

A surprising shortage in housing

9/1/2015

Home construction is falling behind the pace of new household formation, creating an imbalance between housing supply and demand.


Wishing for a weak euro

11/19/2014

We have concerns about the indirect approach of the European Central Bank as it seeks to use a weak euro to stimulate growth.


Dollars tied to bond indexes face risk

10/2/2014

2013 marked a watershed moment for index versus non-index sectors in fixed income. We see significant risk in the composition of the index.