Mr. Vaillancourt 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 the research that drives the top-down views of GAA portfolios, including asset class, region, and sector decisions, and his work contributes to Putnam's Capital Markets Outlook. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®, Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®, Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Balanced, Conservative, and Growth), Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund, Putnam Retirement Income Lifestyle Funds, Putnam RetirementReady® Funds, Putnam's Total Return institutional portfolio, and Putnam's 529 college savings plan. Mr. Vaillancourt, who joined Putnam in 2000, is a CFA charterholder and has been in the investment industry since 1993.
|Independence Investment Associates||Assistant Portfolio Manager||1993-1996|
|Fidelity Investments||Research Associate, Taxable Fixed Income||1996-1998|