Robert J. Schoen

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation

Robert J. Schoen


Mr. Schoen is Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation (GAA), and a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. In his role as Co-CIO of GAA, he directs the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam's GAA products. Mr. Schoen oversees the research that drives equity security selection strategies, portfolio construction, and risk management for GAA portfolios. His work also contributes to Putnam's Capital Markets Outlook. In addition, Mr. Schoen is a portfolio manager of Putnam's target-date, traditional asset allocation, multi-asset income, and total return strategies. He is also a member of Putnam’s ESG Leadership Committee. Mr. Schoen joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1990.

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Years in the industry: 34
Years at Putnam Investments: 27

  • Schoen Timing Strategies, Independent Financial Consultant, 1992–1997
  • Signalert Corporation, Head of Research, 1990–1992


  • New York University, Stern School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Tufts University, B.A.