International and Global Funds

Broaden your investment horizon with funds that go beyond the United States.

International equity funds invest in the stocks of companies located outside the United States, while global equity funds can invest in any market around the world. These funds offer investors the possibility of broad diversification by tapping into the growth potential of non-U.S. developed and emerging economies, and a vast array of common-stock investment opportunities. International and global funds carry different degrees of risk, including political, currency, market, and liquidity risks pertaining to non-U.S. stock investments. In addition, diversification is not a guarantee of profits.

Putnam's approach

  • We offer investors a range of international and global stock funds. Some funds concentrate on specific regions, such as Europe or the emerging markets, while others focus on individual sectors or take a more comprehensive approach to investing in global equity opportunities.
  • We offer non-U.S. focused funds in every investment style — growth, value, and blend — to give investors options for pursuing their non-U.S. investment objectives.
  • Our team of international and global equity portfolio managers works with our in-house global equity research organization, which includes more than 70 analysts and associate analysts specializing in U.S., international, or global sector research.

Browse Putnam's international and global funds

For more information on these funds and the potential risks of investing, please click on the fund names. You can lose money investing in a mutual fund.