James A. Fetch

Head of Portfolio Construction

James A. Fetch


Mr. Fetch is Head of Portfolio Construction on the Global Asset Allocation (GAA) team. He is responsible for portfolio construction and risk management of GAA portfolios. In addition, Mr. Fetch is a portfolio manager of Putnam's target-date, traditional asset allocation, multi-asset income, and total return strategies. His work also contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. He is a member of Putnam’s Diversity Advisory Council. Mr. Fetch has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1994. After leaving in 1998 to complete his M.B.A., Mr. Fetch rejoined the firm in 2000.

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Years in the industry: 27
Years at Putnam Investments: 27


  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, M.B.A.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S.