Michael J. Atkin

Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit

Michael J. Atkin


Mr. Atkin is the Head of Macro and Sovereign Credit in the Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing Putnam's Fixed Income Global Alpha, Global Fixed Income, and Global Government strategies. Mr. Atkin manages a team of analysts who evaluate government securities in G7 countries as well as both government and corporate emerging-market debt. In addition, he manages the firm’s emerging-market debt exposure. 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, Department of Economics
  • Cornell University, M.S.
  • Lincoln College, Oxford University, B.A.