James A. Fetch

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

James A. Fetch


Mr. Fetch is a Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation (GAA). 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 absolute return, and total return strategies. His work contributes to Putnam’s Capital Markets Outlook. He is also 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: 26
Years at Putnam Investments: 26


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