Michael J. Atkin

Head of Global Sovereign Credit

Michael J. Atkin


Mr. Atkin is Head of Global Sovereign Credit within Fixed Income. He manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries as well as government and corporate emerging market debt. Mr. Atkin also oversees the firm's exposure to emerging market debt. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam's Fixed Income Global Alpha, Global Fixed Income, and Global Government strategies. Mr. Atkin joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

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Years in the industry: 34
Years at Putnam Investments: 25

  • 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, Economics
  • Cornell University, M.S.
  • Lincoln College, Oxford University, B.A.