Emily E. Shanks

Portfolio Manager

Ms. Shanks is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group, specializing in investment-grade strategies. She is a Portfolio Manager of George Putnam Balanced Fund, Putnam Income Fund, Putnam Short Duration Bond Fund, and Putnam Ultra Short Duration Income Fund, as well as a variety of institutional mandates. Previously at Putnam, Ms. Shanks was an Analyst in the Global Credit Research group, conducting fundamental analysis of high-yield and investment-grade corporate-bond issuers in the retail and services sector, and making buy/sell recommendations. She joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 1999.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi-annual Compare
George Putnam Balanced Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 658 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 424 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 581 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 658 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Income Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 536 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 329 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 448 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 536 funds in the Intermediate Core-Plus Bond category.
Short Duration Bond Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 490 funds in the Short-Term Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 437 funds in the Short-Term Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 490 funds in the Short-Term Bond category.
Ultra Short Duration Income Fund