Kathryn B. Lakin

Director of Equity Research

Ms. Lakin is Director of Equity Research. She is responsible for managing a team of analysts covering all sectors and regions. She directs research initiatives, ensures quality of the research team’s output, guides sustainability integration within research, and facilitates collaboration between Putnam's equity portfolio managers and the research team. In addition, she is a portfolio manager of George Putnam Balanced Fund and Putnam Research Fund. Ms. Lakin joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 2008.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
George Putnam Balanced Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 636 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 412 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 558 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 636 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Research Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1230 funds in the Large Blend category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 806 funds in the Large Blend category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1058 funds in the Large Blend category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1230 funds in the Large Blend category.