D. William Kohli

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Mr. Kohli is Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, and a member of Putnam’s Operating Committee. He is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s fixed-income products. Mr. Kohli specializes in global rates and currencies and oversees the Portfolio Construction group, which draws on the expertise of sector specialist teams. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, Putnam Premier Income Trust, and Putnam Short Duration Bond Fund. Mr. Kohli joined Putnam in 1994 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 182 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 112 funds in the World Bond category.
Short Duration Bond Fund
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 459 funds in the Short-Term Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 513 funds in the Short-Term Bond category.

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust


Revisiting "Thinking outside the index"

February 2019

Leaders of Putnam's fixed-income group outline their independent thinking on the forms of fixed-income risk and discuss the risk-return potential of sectors outside the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.

Fixed-Income Outlook

Q2 2020

Analysis of global bond market sectors from the Co-Heads of Fixed Income.