Michael J. Atkin

Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit

Mr. Atkin is Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit in the Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. Mr. Atkin manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries as well as both government and corporate emerging-market debt. He also manages the firm’s emerging-market debt exposure. Mr. Atkin joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

Products managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
Global Income Trust
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 186 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 119 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 161 funds in the World Bond category.

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust

Blog posts

China's economy braces for fallout from coronavirus


There will be some temporary disruption to economic activity in China and elsewhere from the coronavirus outbreak.

How the Japan election may influence global interest rates


The Japan election could have consequences for the future leadership of the Bank of Japan and the country's impact on global interest rate trends.

Why Brazil's crisis creates new concerns


The revelations of May 17 may pose a threat to President Temer's administration, and therefore a threat to Brazil's short- and medium-term economic outlook.