Paul D. Scanlon, CFA

Co-Head of Fixed Income

Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Fixed Income. He is responsible for managing all facets of the corporate credit investment process and overseeing Putnam’s tax-exempt team. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, George Putnam Balanced Fund, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam High Yield Fund, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Scanlon served as a Portfolio Manager of non-cyclical credit sector strategies and as an Analyst covering the health-care, consumer, and retail sectors. He joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 278 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 56 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 169 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 278 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund
Floating Rate Income Fund
George Putnam Balanced Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 697 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 443 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 610 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 697 funds in the Allocation--50% to 70% Equity category.
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 261 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 136 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 247 funds in the World Bond category.
High Yield Fund

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust

Whitepapers

Fixed-Income Outlook

17-Oct

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


Blog posts

Headwinds buffet emerging-market debt

8/25/2015

Higher interest rates can challenge any fixed-income market, but rate increases in advanced economies can cause particular difficulty for emerging markets.


What may unlock consumer spending

5/7/2015

While retail sales have been rather weak, key elements of consumer spending on services, including housing, are growing.


The outlook for high yield in the oilfield

4/17/2015

Fundamental research offers a guide to the risk that low oil prices pose to energy companies with high yield debt.