Michael J. Atkin

Portfolio Manager

Michael J. Atkin


Mr. Atkin is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing global fixed income, emerging-market debt, fixed income global alpha, and global government strategies. He also 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. Mr. Atkin joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

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Years in the industry: 30
Years at Putnam Investments: 21

  • Institute of International Finance, Director of Latin America Department, 1993–1997
  • International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Lead Economist, Economics and Sub-Saharan Africa Departments, 1988–1993


  • New York University, Graduate Fellowship, Department of Economics
  • Cornell University, M.S.
  • Lincoln College, Oxford University, B.A.