Paul D. Scanlon, CFA

Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit

Paul D. Scanlon, CFA


Mr. Scanlon is Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit in the Fixed Income group. He manages the corporate credit investment process and oversees the tax-exempt team. Mr. Scanlon is responsible for the creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios as well as a number of multi-sector strategies. In addition, he is a member of Putnam's ESG Committee, which leads environmental, social, and governance initiatives across the firm. Mr. Scanlon collaborates with portfolio managers and analysts on ESG integration, assessing the fundamental relevance of ESG issues at a security level, and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at the portfolio level. Mr. Scanlon is a portfolio manager of Putnam's U.S. High Yield, European High Yield, Global High Yield, Floating Rate Loan, and Investment-grade Corporate Credit strategies as well as Core, Core Global, Core Plus, Global Government, and Fixed Income Global Alpha strategies. He joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

Download Biography


Years in the industry: 36
Years at Putnam Investments: 23

  • Olympus Health Care Group, Senior Vice President, 1997–1999
  • Fidelity Investments, Senior Analyst, Fixed Income Division, 1992–1997
  • National Westminster Bank, Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Finance, 1986–1990


  • University of Chicago, M.B.A.
  • Colgate University, B.A.