Michael J. Atkin

Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit

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.

Products managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 279 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 185 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 126 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 170 funds in the World Bond category.

Blog posts

Why Brazil's crisis creates new concerns


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


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.

Assembling the global growth mosaic


Putnam's macroeconomic research identifies factors that point to continued weakness in the long-term growth potential of several major developed countries.