Paul D. Scanlon, CFA

Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit

Paul D. Scanlon, CFA


Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Corporate and Tax-exempt Credit in the Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing the corporate credit investment process and overseeing Putnam's tax-exempt team. In addition, Mr. Scanlon is accountable for the creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios as well as a number of multi-sector strategies. He 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. Mr. Scanlon joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.

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Years in the industry: 35
Years at Putnam Investments: 22

  • 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.