James A. Fetch

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

James A. Fetch


Mr. Fetch is a Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation (GAA). In partnership with the other GAA Co-Heads, he directs the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s GAA products. Mr. Fetch is responsible for portfolio construction and risk management of GAA portfolios. His work also contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam's Multi-asset Absolute Return and Total Return strategies. Mr. Fetch has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1994. After leaving in 1998 to complete his M.B.A., he rejoined the firm in 2000.

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


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