Michael J. Atkin

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Atkin is a Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. In addition, Mr. Atkin leads macroeconomic discussions as part of the Portfolio Construction group and manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries and emerging markets. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
Diversified Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 270 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 64 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 270 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 192 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 110 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 181 funds in the World Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 192 funds in the World Bond category.

Blog posts

How the Japan election may influence global interest rates

October 11, 2017

The Japan election could have consequences for the future leadership of the Bank of Japan and the country's impact on global interest rate trends.


Why Brazil's crisis creates new concerns

May 26, 2017

The revelations of May 17 may pose a threat to President Temer's administration, and therefore a threat to Brazil's short- and medium-term economic outlook.


See the dove in the Fed's dot plot

December 15, 2016

The market sees a more hawkish Fed in the December 2016 rate hike, but we see see signs of a dove in the Fed's dot plot.