Mr. Schoen is Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation. He is responsible for the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s global asset allocation (GAA) products. His responsibilities include the research that drives equity security selection strategies, portfolio construction, and risk management for GAA portfolios. His work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. In addition, Mr. Schoen is a portfolio manager of Putnam Absolute Return 500 Fund®; Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund®; Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds (Growth, Balanced, and Conservative); Putnam Dynamic Risk Allocation Fund; Putnam Low Volatility Equity Fund; Putnam
RetirementReady® Funds; Putnam Retirement Income Fund Lifestyle 1; and Putnam’s 529 college savings plan. He is also a member of Putnam’s Operating Committee. Previously at Putnam, Mr. Schoen served as a Co-Head of GAA, Head of the Quantitative Models group, and as an Analyst for GAA. Mr. Schoen joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1990.