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James A. Fetch

Mr. Fetch is Co-Head of the Global Asset Allocation group and, in partnership with other GAA Co-Heads, is responsible for overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s GAA products. In this role, he is accountable for portfolio construction and risk management of GAA portfolios, and his work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. In addition, since 2008, Mr. Fetch has held the role of a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®; Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Balanced, Conservative, and Growth portfolios); Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund; Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle Funds; Putnam RetirementReady® Funds; Putnam’s Total Return institutional portfolio; Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Strategies; and Putnam’s 529 college savings plan. Mr. Fetch has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1994, leaving briefly to obtain his M.B.A., and rejoining the firm in 2000.

Education

Experience

Company Title Period
Putnam Investments Portfolio Accountant 1994-1996
Putnam Investments Investment Associate 1996-1998
Putnam Investments Analyst 2000-2004
Putnam Investments Investment Strategist 2004-2008