Michael J. Atkin

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Atkin is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Diversified Income Trust, Putnam Emerging Markets Income Fund, Putnam Global Income Trust, Putnam Master Intermediate Income Trust, and Putnam Premier Income Trust. In addition, Mr. Atkin leads macroeconomic discussions as part of the Portfolio Construction group and manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries and emerging markets. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988. Mr. Atkin holds his Series 26 license with FINRA.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual
Diversified Income Trust
5-year Morningstar rating among 162 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
3-year Morningstar rating among 270 funds in the Nontraditional Bond category.
Emerging Markets Income Fund
Global Income Trust
overall Morningstar rating among 265 funds in the World Bond category.
10-year Morningstar rating among 135 funds in the World Bond category.
5-year Morningstar rating among 245 funds in the World Bond category.

Closed End Funds

Master Intermediate Income Trust
Premier Income Trust

Blog posts

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.

See the dove in the Fed's dot plot


The market sees a more hawkish Fed in the December 2016 rate hike, but we see see signs of a dove in the Fed's dot plot.