Robert J. Kea, CFA

Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

Robert J. Kea, CFA


Mr. Kea is a Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation (GAA). In partnership with other GAA Co-Heads, he directs the overall strategy and positioning of GAA products and oversees top-down equity and duration views in Putnam GAA portfolios. His work contributes to Putnam's Capital Markets Outlook. In addition, Mr. Kea is a portfolio manager who is responsible for managing GAA, multi-asset absolute-return, and total-return strategies. He joined Putnam in 1989 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.

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Years in the industry: 29
Years at Putnam Investments: 28

  • State Street Bank, Accountant, 1988–1989


  • Bentley University, McCallum Graduate School of Business, M.B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A.