Michael J. Lima, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Analyst
Mr. Lima is a Portfolio Manager and an Analyst on the Credit Research team in the Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam Money Market Fund, Putnam Short Duration Bond Fund, Putnam Ultra Short Duration Income Fund, Putnam Short Term Investment Fund, and Putnam ESG Ultra Short ETF. As an Analyst, Mr. Lima is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing valuations, and making buy/sell recommendations for companies in the global financials sector, which impact multiple fixed-income strategies. He has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1997. Mr. Lima is a member of the CFA Society Boston.
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