Di Yao

Portfolio Manager, Analyst

Di Yao


Mr. Yao is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam's global technology strategy. In addition, he is an Analyst in Putnam's Equity Research group and for 37 Capital's TMT Long/Short Equity strategy, focusing on the non-U.S. technology sector. He is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing valuation of companies in the semiconductor and hardware industries, and making buy/sell recommendations. Mr. Yao has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 2005.

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Years in the industry: 18
Years at Putnam Investments: 18


  • Columbia University, M.B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.S., Computer Science
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China, B.S., Biochemistry